Sedentary behaviour is associated with metabolic syndrome

We already know that sedentary lifestyle is associated with a greater risk of type 2 diabetes.  This systematic review looked for an association with metabolic syndrome, a precursor condition of diabetes. Clinical question: Is a sedentary lifestyle associated with a high risk of developing metabolic syndrome? Metabolic syndrome is the presence of three of the [read the full story…]

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Coffee intake was associated with a lower incidence of type 2 diabetes

A new systematic review has summarised the findings of observational research into the association between coffee and type 2 diabetes. Clinical question: Is coffee intake associated with an increased risk of developing diabetes? The reviewers wanted to explore whether different amounts of coffee intake affected the risk differently. The evidence: The reviewers searched MEDLINE for [read the full story…]