BUILDING MUSCLE CUTS DIABETES RISK
A recent study (The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism) found that having a higher muscle mass was associated with better insulin sensitivity and a lower risk of diabetes. In fact it was even mentioned that a very low muscle mass was a risk factor for insulin resistance. So the take home message is to build quality muscle through various types of resistance training. Some of the best muscle-building exercises are push-ups, pull-ups, inverted body weight rows, squats, leg press, deadlifts and bench press and lat pulldowns.