06 September 2011
How can exercise prevent diabetes?
346 million (approximately 7% of the world's population) people worldwide are estimated to have diabetes - a number that the World Health Organization (WHO) expects will double within the next 20 years.
The paradox of this new epidemic is that it has been estimated that 80% of all incidents of diabetes can actually be prevented if the primary risk factors were eliminated. Treatment and prevention of diabetes has a significant economic global impact.
Copenhagen School of Global Health have asked PhD student Lykke Sylow to explain about her research and why exercise can prevent diabetes.
Read more about Lykke Sylow's project The actin cytoskeleton and glucose metabolism
Lykke Sylow, firstname.lastname@example.org, +45 20 95 52 50