Healthy Lifestyle Choices Counterbalance Genetic Risk for PAD in Type 2 Diabetes Patients

9 Jan 2024 • Recent research from the UK Biobank, spanning over 13.5 years, has found that adhering to a favorable lifestyle – characterized by non-smoking, regular exercise, a high-quality diet, moderate alcohol intake, optimal waist-to-hip ratio, and sufficient sleep – leads to a remarkable decrease in the risk of peripheral artery disease (PAD) compared to those with unfavorable lifestyles.

Importantly, a favorable lifestyle was also found to partially mitigate the genetic risk of PAD..

This underscores the power of lifestyle choices in combating PAD among T2D patients, regardless of genetic factors.

Source: Diabetes Care | Read full story

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