27829267146_ae1cf145cf_zA study by the University of Southern Denmark says that habitual cycling may be associated with a lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

The research studied the cycling habits of 24 623 men and 27 890 women between the ages of 50 and 65 over a period of 5 years.

Researchers asked participants to report their cycling habits, including the distance cycled to and from work, and for fun.

They then compared the data with the incidence of type 2 diabetes measured in the Danish National Diabetes Registry.