Insulin is a key hormone is energy metabolism and blood sugar regulation. The normal function of this hormone may be impaired for a variety of reasons, such as obesity, and as a body become sensitive to this hormone, the risk of developing type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease increases. Researchers have now found that how long people stand is related to the effect of this hormone.
According to currentpk.com and quoted by Scientology:
In a Joint study between the Turku PET Center and the UKK Institute, researchers found that standing was associated with a better response of the body to insulin, so increasing the length of standing during the day could help prevent chronic illness.
Type 2 diabetes is one of the most common disease worldwide. The diseases usually presents with the body not responding to insulin. In this case, the body resists insulin and does not lower blood sugar by secreting it.
Lifestyle plays an important role in developing insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes. Regular Physical activity plays an important role in preventing this disease. However, so far little is known about the effect of sitting and standing on insulin resistance.
In this study, researchers examined the relationship between sitting, physical activity and fitness in sedentary adults and the risk of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
The study, published in the journal Science and Medicine in Sports, shows that standing is associated with a better response of the body to the hormone insulin.
“This connection has never been seen before,” said Taru Garthwaite of Turku University. These findings encourage people to stand more during the day, especially if they are not physically active.
In addition, this study points out the importance of the body health. Research shows that reducing body fat is more important than physical activity in responding to insulin. However, the relationship between standing and the effect of insulin has been investigated regardless of factors such as body fat and physical activity.
According to the study, the effects of standing can not be predicted, but according to Garthwitt, the results show that increasing the length of standing during the day, especially if you are not physically active, can prevent chronic illness.
Researchers now plan to study the effects of changes in daily activity on Cardiovascular disease by examining two groups of people.
“We want to know if reducing the one-hour sitting time per day can affect energy metabolism and fat accumulation in the liver and body, and help regulate blood sugar by increasing the body’s sensitivity to insulin,” says Garthwitt.