Soluble Fiber and Exercise Appears to Help Lessen Belly Fat Accumulation

Belly fat or visceral fat increases the risk of future impaired glucose tolerance and type 2 diabetes.  Studying African and Hispanic Americans researchers found that for every 10 grams of soluble fiber eaten daily, there was a decrease in visceral fat of 3.7% per five years while moderate exercise reduced the rate of visceral fat accumulation by…

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Simple Walking Program Improves Glucose Tolerance

The use of pedometers in a randomized, controlled trial of individuals with impaired glucose tolerance (IGT) demonstrated that this pragmatic approach to promoting walking improves outcomes. UK investigators divided subjects with impaired IGT but normal fasting blood sugars into three groups: Two groups received structured education on the benefits of physical activity, but only one…

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