Research Roundup

November 2002 Issue

Research Roundup

F Regular physical activity may help prevent metabolic syndrome, a condition that often precedes diabetes and heart disease, say Finnish researchers who followed more than 600 middle-aged men for four years. Those who engaged in more than three hours a week of moderate or vigorous activity (e.g., brisk walking, jogging, swimming) were only half as likely to develop metabolic syndrome as sedentary men (one hour or less activity). Low-intensity activity (e.g., leisure walking, yard

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