Of the 30 million Americans who have diabetes, 90 to 95 percent of them have type 2 diabetes. New research shows that increasing muscle strength might decrease risk of type 2 diabetes.
In a study conducted by DC Lee, associate professor of kinesiology, and Angelique Brellenthin, postdoctoral researcher in kinesiology, moderate muscle mass was found to reduce risk of type 2 diabetes by 32 percent in the 4,500 adults surveyed. Lee says that even the smallest amount of resistance exercise can decrease risk of type 2 diabetes. Read more.