Obese, overweight children develop diabetic retinopathy faster

05/3/2011 | OSN SuperSite

A presentation at the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology meeting showed a higher incidence of nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy in obese and overweight children with type 1 diabetes compared with their leaner counterparts. The findings also indicate that a higher initial body mass index was associated with a faster progression to diabetic retinopathy, the researchers said.

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