Recent Blog Articles
Jump-start a healthier New Year with four holiday eating tips
Sibling rivalry is normal — but is it helpful or harmful?
Prostate cancer: How long should hormonal therapy last?
Overeating? Mindfulness exercises may help
Genes protective during the Black Death may now be increasing autoimmune disorders
Does weight loss surgery relieve pain?
Have you done your crossword puzzle today?
Concerned about your child’s development?
Why all the buzz about inflammation — and just how bad is...
What’s the right way to brush your teeth?
Diseases & Conditions
Lift weights for diabetes protection
If you can't do aerobics, weights can aid prevention.
You've probably heard that exercise helps to reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes. But you may assume that means you need to perform aerobic exercise that leads to weight loss, and that may seem daunting. Now a study from Harvard and the University of Southern Denmark says that men who do weight training instead can still significantly cut their diabetes risk. "It's great news for people who may not be able to do aerobic activity," says Dr. Eric Rimm, one of the authors of the study and an associate professor of epidemiology and nutrition at the Harvard School of Public Health.
To continue reading this article, you must log in.
Subscribe to Harvard Health Online for immediate access to health news and information from Harvard Medical School.
- Research health conditions
- Check your symptoms
- Prepare for a doctor's visit or test
- Find the best treatments and procedures for you
- Explore options for better nutrition and exercise
I'd like to receive access to Harvard Health Online for only $4.99 a month.Sign Me Up
Already a member? Login ».
As a service to our readers, Harvard Health Publishing provides access to our library of archived content. Please note the date of last review or update on all articles.
No content on this site, regardless of date, should ever be used as a substitute for direct medical advice from your doctor or other qualified clinician.
Free Healthbeat Signup
Get the latest in health news delivered to your inbox!