How are obesity patterns related to diabetes?

02/13/2014 | HealthDay News

A study in PLOS Medicine says a majority of type 2 diabetes patients were not diagnosed with the disease until they had been overweight for many years. Researchers also found that patients with stable obesity and eventual diabetes did not have significant increases in insulin resistance prior to diagnosis. The results suggest that "strategies focusing on small weight reductions for the entire population may be more beneficial than predominantly focusing on weight loss for high-risk individuals," the researchers wrote.

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