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This one simple lifestyle change could help prevent diabetes and other deadly diseases, according to a new study

Diabetes needles.

The findings, published in the Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, found that when study participants interrupted long periods of sitting by standing up, their insulin function improved. Image: Unsplash/Towfiqu barbhuiya

Johnny Wood
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People with diabetes are susceptible to complications like stroke, blindness, kidney failure and heart disease
People with diabetes are susceptible to complications like stroke, blindness, kidney failure and heart disease Image: WHO

Women take part in an aerobics class at the gymnasium of a sports center in Cartago, east of San Jose July 10, 2012. More than 300 people participate in aerobics program organized by a local committee, with the objective of reducing heart disease, obesity and sedentary lifestyle of the population of Cartago, according to program director Ivonne Martinez.
Regular physical activity helps prevent noncommunicable diseases like type 2 diabetes. Image: REUTERS/Juan Carlos Ulate

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