Taking short walks after meals may lower the risk of type 2 diabetes in older people by helping to reduce the risky spikes in blood sugar that occur after filling the stomach with food, according to a small new study from the US.

While the researchers caution their results should now be confirmed by trials in larger groups, they suggest three short bouts of exercise a day are more likely to help older people control blood sugar than one long one, especially if timed correctly. Read more