Reduced risk for developing Pre-Diabetes with more Muscle Mass

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(Best Syndication News) Weight training may be helpful for preventing type 2 diabetes. Researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) found that the more muscle mass a person had the more it reduced their risk of having insulin resistance. Type 2 diabetes develops usually from insulin resistance. The study will be published in The Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM).

Senior author, Preethi Srikanthan, MD, of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) said that their study results suggest that fitness and muscle building should be incorporated as part of the way to improve metabolic health. Weight loss is most often encouraged.

The study looked at 13,644 individual’s skeletal muscle mass to compare it against insulin resistance and blood-glucose metabolism disorders. The study found that the higher the muscle mass, the better the insulin sensitivity. This would lower the risk for developing early to onset type 2 diabetes.

Dr. Srikanthan suggests that more research needs to be completed to further understand how much and which kinds of exercise are most beneficial at improving insulin sensitivity. Additionally, the researcher suggests health care professionals should add the tracking muscle mass changes for at risk patients.

By: Marsha Quinn

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