Physical activity and diabetes risk in postmenopausal women.

  title={Physical activity and diabetes risk in postmenopausal women.},
  author={Judith Hsia and Lieling Wu and Catherine E Allen and Albert Oberman and William E. Lawson and Javier Torr{\'e}ns and Monika A Safford and Marian C. Limacher and Barbara V Howard},
  journal={American journal of preventive medicine},
  volume={28 1},
BACKGROUND To evaluate the hypothesis that physical activity independently predicts type 2 diabetes risk in postmenopausal African-American, Hispanic, Asian, and Caucasian women. METHODS We prospectively evaluated the relationship between incident type 2 diabetes, walking, and total physical activity at baseline in the Women's Health Initiative Observational Study. Baseline data were collected between September 1994 and December 1998; incident diabetes was identified through August 2002… CONTINUE READING
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