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Weight Becomes Bigger Factor In Type 2

EmaxHealth Health News

By Denise Reynolds RD for eMaxHealth.com

Let’s be clear: being overweight or obese generally is a health risk for many serious medical problems. However, a new study found that normal weight adults with type 2 diabetes are at greater risk of dying than are overweight or obese adults with the same disease. But why?

Weight is a factor for everyone with diabetes

It’s well known that overweight and obesity are risk factors for type 2 diabetes, and in fact the majority of people–about 80%– who have the disease are overweight. Therefore, people of normal weight are often overlooked when it comes to screening for diabetes or they typically don’t worry about getting the disease. That does not mean, however, they cannot develop diabetes.

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