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Scientists shed new light on preventative measures for diabetes

20:00 EDT 20 Jun 2017 | AAAS

(The Physiological Society) Small amounts of physical activity can offer health benefits that protect against insulin resistance, a precursor to type 2 diabetes and can result from a high-fat diet. That's what findings published today in Experimental Physiology have shown. Their research also casts doubt on the previously held view that increasing the quantity of mitochondria -- which are the tiny structures in cells that convert glucose and fats to energy -- would help fix some symptoms of a high fat diet.

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