Apparently the lack of exercise at adolescent ages up to 18 can be a significant factor in their health prospect as it has been linked with a three times greater risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes in adulthood, the study suggests.

The new research from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai was published on Tuesday in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine and it also found the lack of physical activity also posed a risk of developing Diabetes even among individuals with normal body mass.

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The study’s focus was to determine if a reduced level of physical fitness and muscle strength were associated with long-term risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes. Strangely enough, individuals presenting a normal Body Mass Index or BMI for short are just as prone to developing the disease in adulthood.

Low exercise is apparently the common factor in the research led by Dr. Casey Crump and later published in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine. Researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine and Lund University in Sweden were able to study data, which recorded the health of over 1.5 million 18-year olds enlisted in the Sweden military.

Thanks to the effectiveness of Sweden’s national healthcare system, it was possible to track the individuals’ health history over several decades. This allowed the researchers team to obtain follow-up information giving the opportunity to check if patients were later diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes, according to the study.

And although researchers from previous studies have only examined aerobic physical shape instead of muscular fitness, the research led by Dr. Casey Crump is surely to provide both statistics. According to Dr. Casey’s research in collaboration with researchers declares Diabetes as the seventh leading cause of death in the United States.

About Diabetes

The Type 2 Diabetes is a metabolic disease resulting in abnormally high blood sugar levels due to the lack of proper insulin supply produced for they body. Amazingly enough, the disease still affects more than 300 million across the globe, and even when medicine continues to leap forward, it has doubled in prevalence since the 80s.

“Our research group is also studying the effects of aerobic fitness, muscular strength and BMI on other health outcomes, including ischemic heart disease and cancer,” said Dr. Casey Crump about upcoming researches.

It’s worth mentioning the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute supported the study created by a collaboration of researchers from Icahn School of Medicine and Lund University in Sweden in order to provide audiences with reliable and valuable information.

Source: PR Web