Obese young men show higher diabetes risk at middle age

04/29/2013 | HealthDay News

Data on 6,500 Danish men showed those who were obese at 22 had an eightfold increased risk of diabetes than those with normal weight. They were also more than twice as likely to suffer high blood pressure or a heart attack and were up to four times as likely to develop potentially fatal blood clots by 55. Researchers also observed a 20% increase in diabetes risk, a 5% increased risk of heart attack and a 10% higher risk of high blood pressure and blood clots for every additional unit increase of the person's body mass index score. The findings appear in the journal BMJ Open.

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