Cycling lowers the risk of developing type 2 diabetes
A newly published Danish study has found that regular cycling can lower the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. The study carried out by the University of Southern Denmark followed 24,623 men and 27,890 women aged 50-65 for up to 5 years.
The results showed that those who cycled regularly were less likely to develop type 2 diabetes and that the more they cycled each week the lower the risk was. The overall study concluded that those who cycled had a 20% lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes than non cyclists.
Cycling is known for its many health benefits, including a lower risk of cardiovascular disease, chronic diseases and obesity. This study proves that it is never too late to take up cycling and as it can be included in everyday activities, commuting, shopping and running errands it is easy to incorporate into part of everyday life.