Department for Health

Be a part of University research that aims to reduce risk of diabetes

Tue Sep 11 11:23:00 BST 2012

Scientists from the University of Bath are looking for volunteers to help them continue research into how short exercise sprints can help to reduce the risk of diabetes.

Last year Dr Niels Vollaard showed that performing a couple of short intense cycle sprints three times a week could be enough to prevent and possibly treat the illness.

Type 2 diabetes occurs when blood sugar levels build up to dangerously high levels due to reduced insulin function, often caused by a sedentary lifestyle.

Regular exercise can help keep blood sugar levels low but busy lifestyles and lack of motivation mean 66 per cent of the population is not getting the recommended five 30-minute sessions of moderate exercise a week.

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