Kids! Ex­er­cise to beat di­a­betes risk in later years

Ob­ses­sion with mus­cles leads to de­pres­sion

The Asian Age - - Science+ Health -

The Jour­nal of Phys­i­ol­ogy, ex­er­cise early in life re­verses the neg­a­tive ef­fect of low in­sulin sen­si­tiv­ity in adult­hood for chil­dren and there­fore, can coun­ter­act the risk of di­a­betes.

In­sulin is a hor­mone that con­trols blood sugar lev­els and peo­ple with low in­sulin sen­si­tiv­ity do not re­spond to in­sulin as well as nor­mal, which re­sults in blood sug­ars lev­els in­creas­ing. This can lead to type 2 di­a­betes.

Chil­dren of fathers with a high- fat diet or who are obese are more likely to have low in­sulin sen­si­tiv­ity.

The study con­ducted by Vic­to­ria Univer­sity in­volved breed­ing obese male rats with healthy fe­male rats. Their off­spring un­der­went ex­er­cise train­ing for only four weeks af­ter wean­ing and then were as­sessed as adults in terms of re­spon­sive­ness to glu­cose.

The off­spring of obese fathers had re­duced whole body and skele­tal mus­cle in­sulin sen­si­tiv­ity Wash­ing­ton, Nov. 10: Young men, who are overly pre­oc­cu­pied with build­ing mus­cles, have a sig­nif­i­cantly higher risk of de­pres­sion and week­end binge drink­ing.

A new study stated that they also have four times the prob­a­bil­ity of us­ing le­gal and il­le­gal sup­ple­ments and an­abolic steroids.

The study also shows that 10 per cent of men have what is thought of as the more com­mon type of body im­age dis­or­der.

— ANI

and re­duced in­sulin se­cre­tion. The early ex­er­cise in these off­spring pre­vented in adult­hood the neg­a­tive ef­fects caused by a high- fat diet in their fathers.

It is im­por­tant to note that early ex­er­cise did not have any pos­i­tive ef­fects on their pan­creas, ac­cord­ing to the study.

This was very in­ter­est­ing as the group had pre­vi­ously shown that rats born small for ges­ta­tional age, like hu­mans, had pan­creas prob­lems as adults. — ANI

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