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People ‘may need to lose weight’ to tackle diabetes risk

Type 2 diabetes might pose a greater risk to those who are overweight, an expert has suggested.

According to Diabetes UK care advisor Zoe Harrison, people concerned about getting the condition may benefit from improving their diet and the amount of exercise they undertake.

She stated: “Diabetes UK recommends … eating a healthy, balanced diet and doing at least 30 minutes of physical activity every day.”

This advice applies no matter how old or young people are, the expert added.

Even walking could help people to get their recommended daily amount of exercise, Ms Harrison went on to say.

Meanwhile, those looking to enhance their diets in the near future might also want to heed the advice that was recently offered by Linda Main, dietetic advisor for HEART UK, who feels that saturated fat is something that consumers should cut down on.

How could your diet be improved?

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25 Jun
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3 thoughts on “People ‘may need to lose weight’ to tackle diabetes risk”

  1. Ken says:

    I’ve got Diabetes in the family so I have to really be careful as to what I should eat. People should realise that its quite an important thing to think about when it comes to your health. It might be to late when you realise you have to do something.

  2. Karla says:

    I eat fairly healthily but I really need to start upping my exercise amount. Going on holiday in September- going to use that as my motivation to start my fitness, want to look nice in my hol clothes 🙂

  3. Rochelle McManus says:

    I desperately need to improve my diet. I think if I start adding more fruits, vegetables and salad combining it with exercise into my diet I will see a vast improvement with my health and fitness. I just need to get myself motivated to begin.

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