Researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) found that the more muscle mass a person had the more it reduced their risk of having insulin resistance and developing diabetes. The study will be published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism (JCEM).
Dr. Preethi Srikanthan, MD., senior author of the study, said that the results of the study suggest that fitness and muscle building needs to be incorporated in programs designed to improve metabolic health. Most of the time, weight loss is encouraged.
As I say in my book, Forever Fit and Fabulous . . . (available soon), the fastest way to lose weight is to develop muscle mass through a consistent program of weight training, because muscle burns more calories at rest that fat. Muscle burns 9 calories per day to sustain itself, compared to 3 for fat. So it makes sense to increase your muscle mass so you can burn three times as many calories!
Original post by Marsha Quinn (News, Type 2 – Diabetes)