Leisure-Time, Occupational, and Commuting Physical Activity and Risk of Type 2 Diabetes in Japanese Workers: A Cohort Study

Toru Honda; Keisuke Kuwahara; Tohru Nakagawa; Shuichiro Yamamoto; Takeshi Hayashi; Tetsuya Mizoue


BMC Public Health. 2015;15(1004) 

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The present study among Japanese workers showed that vigorous-intensity exercise alone and vigorous-intensity exercise combined with moderate-intensity exercise were associated with a lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes, whereas moderate-intensity exercise alone was not. These results suggest that engagement in mixture of moderate- and vigorous-intensity exercise or vigorous-intensity exercise alone may help to prevent type 2 diabetes among Japanese workers.