Dec 31, 2013 2:14 PM by NBC News

Walk more to decrease diabetes risk

January 1 is prime time to start an exercise regimen, and a new study suggests simply increasing the number of steps walked in a day can help people at high risk for Type II Diabetes cut some of their health risks.

Researchers in the UK analyzed data on adults with impaired glucose tolerance, a form of pre-diabetes. All wore pedometers to measure how much they walked for a year.

They found an increase of 2,000 steps a day cut their risk for heart disease by 8%.



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