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Heart-healthy lifestyle habits may reduce diabetes risk

Following four or more of the American Heart Association's "Life's Simple 7" recommendations, such as having a healthy diet, quitting smoking and getting more exercise, may reduce the risk of diabetes by 80% over 10 years for adults with normal glucose tolerance, according to a study in Diabetologia. Researchers said adults who had impaired fasting glucose did not see a reduction in diabetes risk from following the health goals.

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