Weight training may lower risk of type 2 diabetes in men.

Regular physical activities have shown to decrease patients’ risk for developing type 2 diabetes (T2DM). However, the role of weight training in the prevention of T2DM remains unknown.  The journal Archives of Internal Medicine recently published a prospective cohort study that found an association of men who perform weight training and a lower risk of T2DM, independent of any aerobic exercises. What has your experience been thus far? What recommendations do you offer your patients to prevent T2DM?

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