Research Suggests Type 2 Diabetes is a ‘Preventable Disease’

You can’t blame it on your parents anymore.

A new study by the Harvard School of Public Health makes clear that your genes “take a back seat” to behavioral and lifestyle factors when it comes to developing Type 2 diabetes, and that – where men are concerned – lifting weights for just 30 minutes a day, five times a week, can cut your risk by as much as 34 percent. Make that as much as 59 percent when weights are combined with aerobic exercise.