Weightlifting 'cuts diabetes risk'

Lifting weights can significantly reduce the risk of diabetes in men, a study has found.

Regular weight training cut the chances of developing the most common form of the disease by up to 34%. Adding aerobic exercise, such as brisk walking or running, can lead to even greater benefits, the research showed.

Scientists analysed data on 32,000 Americans taking part in the Health Professionals Follow-Up Study, which looked at lifestyle effects on health.