Dr. Travis Stork addresses how a healthy weight optimizes your health, in particular the prevention of diabetes in his book: “The Doctor Is In.” He quotes the following stats from the National Institutes of Health:
~ A healthy weight reduces your risk for type 2 diabetes. More than 85 percent of people with type 2 diabetes are overweight.
~ The Diabetes Prevention Program, a large clinical study sponsored by the National Institutes of Health, found that losing just 5 to 7 percent of your body weight and doing moderate-intensity exercise for 30 minutes a day, 5 days a week, may prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes.
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