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Moderate muscle strength shows decreased risk for type 2 diabetes, research shows

Of the 30 million Americans who have diabetes, 90 to 95 percent of them have type 2 diabetes. However, new research shows that increasing muscle strength might be a way to 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 while even the smallest amount of resistance can decrease risk of type 2 diabetes. 

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