I have the pleasure and honor of having many endocrinologists working with me, who recommend their patients to see me to help them with their nutrition. 15 years ago, a dear fellow endocrinologist came to the office bringing a close relative to help him with his diet. During the visit, we caught up with our favorite endocrinologist and discussed the causes of diabetes. My dear colleague, who is also very well-read, told me then that all the studies show that diabetes is 80% a genetic problem and only 20% it's about lifestyle. At least that's what the medical community believed at the time. Since then, of course, many medical studies have been published on the subject that have emphasized the importance of lifestyle in the development of diabetes mellitus, and slowly the importance of the right lifestyle has increased greatly. How much has it grown? The study I will present to you today attempted to answer this question. The study involved 60,000 healthy middle-aged adults. The study showed that those who regularly exercised for more than an hour a day had a 74% protection against diabetes compared to the group of people who did not exercise at all. Now that doesn't sound like anything new. We have said over and over that exercise plays a very important role in the prevention of diabetes mellitus. I wouldn't make a video to present such a study. The whole world knows that exercising significantly reduces the chance of developing diabetes and here it is also confirmed that the risk reduction is 74%. In fact it almost eliminates the risk. But those who follow their doctor's instructions, and what I say through the videos, may have noticed something that some have missed. While the guidelines recommend 150 minutes of moderate-intensity activity per week, here it appears that the maximum benefit is at 476 minutes per week. The guidelines therefore do not maximally protect against diabetes because they suggest that 150 minutes of activity per week is sufficient. It is understandable, of course, that in a society where 80% of people do not even walk 40-50 minutes a week, to say that the maximum protection is at 476 minutes it can seem very far and this discourages many from doing even the 100-150 minutes that will do something important to their health. This is a disagreement that exists in guidelines circles, where one group is trying to lower the bar so that the limits are feasible for as many people as possible, while there is another group that is demanding that we present the results of the studies. just as they are published, without lowering the limits to make it seem possible for some. The bottom line is that a little exercise is good and a lot of exercise is better. But again, that's not why I made the video. There is something else about the study that caught my interest. In the study, the researchers also recorded genetic risk. That is, they did DNA tests and divided the groups according to the risk of developing diabetes according to the genes they carried in their DNA. Here, the following interest appeared. People who had the highest risk of developing type 2 diabetes and regularly exercised for more than an hour a day had a lower risk of developing diabetes. diabetes than those who had no gene for the disease and reported the least activity. We'll say it another way to make sure you understand. People who had all the wrong genes in their DNA and had the highest risk of developing type 2 diabetes, but who exercised more than an hour every day, were less likely, not the same, I emphasize, but less likely to develop the condition in relative to people who had no genetic risk for developing the condition but had the least activity. If the results of the study are confirmed by other studies, then it will be confirmed that diabetes is a condition that depends entirely on lifestyle. Not only are genes not 80% of the time as my beloved endocrinologist told me 15 years ago, but genes play 0% of the time when someone works out regularly. If further studies confirm these results, this means that if someone exercises for more than an hour a day, they are practically shielded from the possibility of developing type 2 diabetes. However, it is not only exercise that plays an important role in the possibility of type 2 diabetes. Diet also plays a big role. I've posted a video in the past about what foods reduce the chance of diabetes and what foods increase it, and for you to have come this far in the video, you definitely want to know them. So click the video to my right to find out. I remind you that by pressing the like button and sharing the video with people who will find it interesting, you help me a lot. Thank you very much.

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