What Do You Really Know About Diabetes?
Nearly 26 million Americans have been diagnosed with diabetes and more than 7 million more have diabetes but don't realize it, according to the CDC. Yet diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States. Test your knowledge of this chronic disease by taking this multiple-choice quiz.
4. Which is the most significant risk factor for type 2 diabetes?
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Being overweight and inactive both increase the chances of developing type 2 diabetes. But by making changes in your lifestyle such as losing weight and being more physically active, you may prevent it. In 2001, the National Institutes of Health completed the Diabetes Prevention Program, which found that these lifestyle changes reduced the risk for diabetes by 58 percent.
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