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23 Oct

This popped up on my news feed today. Experts are projecting the prevalence of diabetes to triple by 2050–a scary thought considering the current prevalence rate of 10%. The article closes by saying:

In 2002, a clinical trial called the Diabetes Prevention Program found that people could cut their risk of developing the disease by more than 50 percent if they spent 30 minutes walking briskly six times a week. “This is not a matter of running marathons or climbing mountains,” says Robert Rizza, director of research at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine. “There are all kinds of small things we can do that will make a difference.”

But here’s the big question. What are these small things we can do? Maybe instead of focusing on what we already know we should start disseminating information on how to keep this from becoming our reality.

-E.Kim

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