Inactivity a Possible Type II Diabetes Risk Factor September 15, 2011
Inactivity a Possible Type II Diabetes Risk Factor September 15, 2011

A new report from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, has linked inactivity as a possible risk factor for Type II diabetes.

Blood glucose levels typically increase markedly after eating. The hormones insulin is responsible for transporting sugar into the cells form the bloodstream. Type II diabetes occurs when the body develops a resistance to insulin and in effect hampers it’s job of bringing that sugar into the cells.

It is well documented that physical activity plays an important role in glucose level maintenance. Reducing or stopping regular physical activity can impair how your body controls the release of insulin and the effect it has on blood sugar levels, which can play a major role in the development of Type II diabetes.

Even short term reduction of activity can have acute effects and signs of diabetes can occur even before weight gain or obesity. Read more at ScienceDaily

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