American scientists from the University of California found that the more "pumped up" a person is, the less likely it is that he will have diabetes.
Researchers analyzed data from more than 13 thousand people over the age of 20 years. While research has taken into account muscle mass, impaired metabolic process blood sugar, but also the sensitivity to insulin. It turned out that the more muscle mass, the more people sensitive to insulin.
Based on the results of the study, the researchers concluded that the method of prevention of type II diabetes should be revised. Previously, in order to reduce the risk of this disease, counseled to lose weight, but it seemed only to lose weight is not enough - it is also important to build up muscles.