Walking downhill a winner for bone strength in women with diabetes

Benefits are greatest an hour after a meal, US study on postmenopausal women suggests

Postmenopausal women with diabetes can help preserve their bone strength by walking downhill after eating, according to a US study.

Based on data from 15 women (age 57.7, BMI 27.2) walking downhill one hour after a meal offers the greatest osteogenic potential, University of Michigan researchers reported at the US Endocrine Society’s conference in New Orleans on Sunday.