Research Roundup

September 2010 Issue

Research Roundup: September 2010

Step up to lower metabolic syndrome risk. The more you walk, the lower your risk of metabolic syndrome (factors that increase risk for diabetes and heart disease), reports a study of 1,500 people. Highly active groups (10,000 to 12,500 daily steps) were 72 percent less likely to have metabolic syndrome than sedentary subjects, and those in the low to somewhat active groups (5,000 to 9,999 daily steps) were 40 percent less likely.

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