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Walking an extra 2000 steps a day reduces cardiovascular events in people at high risk of type 2 diabetes

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: (Published 30 December 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f7678
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. 1London

Walking an additional 2000 steps each day reduces the risk of cardiovascular events by 8% in people with impaired glucose tolerance, shows a large international study.1

Researchers analysed prospective data concerning 9306 adults with impaired glucose tolerance and pre-existing cardiovascular disease or at least one additional cardiovascular risk factor. They were taking part in the international NAVIGATOR trial, which assessed the potential for drug treatment to reduce the onset of diabetes and cardiovascular events, but the research group also used the …

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