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How can a woman lower her risk of type 2 diabetes?

A woman who wants to lower her risk of type 2 diabetes and obesity should hit the weights. Weekly muscle-building workouts, combined with aerobic activity, was found to cut the risk of diabetes by a third in a study of 100,000 nurses over eight years. Whatever your gender, weight lifting can improve your health and help you develop a better body.

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