How Longer Living Parents Could Lower Your Risk Of Diabetes
It seems that people who were raised by parents with impressive longevity were more likely to choose healthy partners, therefore reducing the risk of developing type II diabetes due to their positive habits. “Spouses were actually more likely to be physically active and to report moderate alcohol consumption when compared with the offspring, and both of these lifestyle factors may reduce type II diabetes risk,” the study notes. So much for opposites attract!
However, this one study doesn’t provide all the necessary information on the tie between a lower risk of type II diabetes and marrying into a healthy family. Further research may be useful in understanding the connection and health benefits. (Bonus perks if you get along with your in-laws, perhaps?)