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Weightlifting, Yoga Cuts Diabetes Risk In Women, Harvard Medical School Study


1/15/2014 6:13:24 AM

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Women who pump iron in the gym cut their risk of developing diabetes, say researchers. The findings come from a study that tracked the health of nearly 100,000 US nurses over a period of eight years. Lifting weights, doing press-ups or similar resistance exercises to give the muscles a workout was linked with a lower risk of diabetes, the work in PLoS Medicine shows.

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