Gaining weight after diabetes diagnosis raises mortality risk

10/30/2012 | Family Practice News

Weight gain in the first year following type 2 diabetes diagnosis was associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular and all-cause mortality, according to a Swedish study presented at the European Association for the Study of Diabetes annual meeting. Data on nearly 8,500 patients showed the rates of cardiovascular and all-cause mortality were 63% and 34% higher, respectively, in patients who gained weight compared with those who didn't gain weight.

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