London: Do men need another reason to hit the gym? Researchers from Harvard University can give them one. According to a new study by the University, a toned body can significantly reduce the risk of Type 2 diabetes in men. The research found that regular weight training can cut chances of developing the most common form of diabetes by up to 34 per cent, the Daily Mail reported. Adding aerobic exercise, such as brisk walking or running, can lead to even greater benefits, the research showed. The research analysed data on 32,000 Americans taking part in the Health Professionals Follow-Up Study, which looked at lifestyle effects on health. During the study period from 1990 to 2008, a total of 2,278 participants developed Type 2 diabetes. "Until now, previous studies have reported that aerobic exercise is of major importance for Type 2 diabetes prevention. But many people have difficulty engaging in or adhering to aerobic exercise," Lead scientist Anders Grontved from the University of Southern Denmark, who is seconded to Harvard University, said.
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