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Swedish researchers have recently found that healthy individuals with a family history of type 2 diabetes have an impaired exercise response. Their study looked at 50 sedentary men ages 30-45 with and without a history of type 2 diabetes within a first-degree family member. It was found over a seven month period, the men with a family history of type 2 diabetes lost less weight than the men without the familial history of diabetes. It has previously been established that individuals with type 2 diabetes have a reduced exercise response, so it makes sense that men at high-risk will also have this impaired response.
These findings were published in the Journal of Applied Physiology on September 3, 2015.