Nashville: A new study has found that women who take more steps per day can reduce their risk of diabetes.
According to Dr. Andrew Perry of a research institute based in Nashville, Tennessee, scientists investigated the link between physical activity and type 2 diabetes. In this study, researchers wore electronic devices to participants and used the data collected from them.
He said the research found that people who spend more time in some form of physical activity are less likely to develop type 2 diabetes. Data from the study highlight the importance of daily physical activity in reducing diabetes risks.
The study involved 5,600 participants in the National Institutes of Health’s All of This Research Program between 2010 and 2021, of which 75 percent were women.
The research program aims to improve individual health by enrolling more than one million people and collecting their data over several years.
In more than four years, 97 new diabetes cases came to the attention of researchers.
The study found that people who walked an average of 10,700 steps (a distance of a little more than 8 kilometers) per day were 44 percent less likely to develop diabetes than those who walked 6,000 steps.
The research was published recently in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism.