Physical activity and diabetes prevention.

  title={Physical activity and diabetes prevention.},
  author={Michael J. LaMonte and Steven N. Blair and Timothy S. Church},
  journal={Journal of applied physiology},
  volume={99 3},
Diabetes has reached epidemic proportions worldwide and is associated with a large economic burden, increased risk of cardiovascular disease, and premature mortality. Hyperglycemia is the hallmark clinical manifestation of diabetes and evolves through a multifactorial etiology of genetic, environmental, and behavioral enablers. Approximately 90% of diabetes cases are the non-insulin-dependent phenotype, which is characterized by a progressive deterioration in insulin-mediated glucose disposal… 

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