Exercise provides strong protection against developing diabetes in older men

Men aged 60 to 79 years who start or maintain at least moderate physical activity are afforded strong protection against developing type 2 diabetes, a recently published population-based study found.

Additionally, even light exercise reduces the risk of new-onset diabetes by approximately 50%, particularly in overweight and obese men.

Key Point: In older men, even low levels of regular physical activity decrease the risk of new-onset diabetes by 50%, and higher activity levels reduce risk even more. Sedentary patients in this age group (60 to 79 years) should be encouraged to start even light exercise, and those who exercise moderately should sustain or increase their activity levels for greatest protective effects.

Men reporting any level of physical activity—including light, moderate, moderately vigorous, and vigorous—had a...

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