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Research has identified genetic regions on susceptible subjects' chromosomes 6, 7 and 19 that influence their development of insulin resistance, or prediabetes. Insulin regulates the amount of sugar in the blood available for energy or its storage as fat. Exercise increases the body's sensitivity to the effects of insulin, thereby improving glucose metabolism and decreasing the risk or effect of diabetes, however this beneficial effect is different according to family genetics. Type 2 diabetes is influenced by genetics as well as environmental factors, such as obesity, diet, and exercise.
Source: summary of medical news story as reported by Medical News Today
About: Diabetes exercise link
Date: 29 June 2005
Source: Medical News Today
Author: Gwen Ericson
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