Hop Back On That Bike: Cycling Could Lower Your Type 2 Diabetes Risk
Participants in a recent study who cycled regularly over five years lowered the chance of developing Type 2 diabetes by 20 percent.By Katherine Biek | July 13, 2016
Preventing Type 2 diabetes could be as easy as hopping on your bicycle.
That's according to a new study published in the journal PLOS Medicine. For five years, Danish researchers looked at the cycling habits of more than 52,000 men and women between the ages of 50 and 65.
The more the participants cycled, the less likely they were to develop Type 2 diabetes. Those cycling the most rode a bike for more than seven hours on average every week.