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eWellness: Diabetes mainly linked to obesity
Dr KK Aggarwal,  03 October 2018
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Type 2 diabetes mellitus is strongly associated with obesity.More than 80 percent of cases of type 2 diabetes can be attributed to obesity.There is a curvilinear relationship between BMI and the risk of type 2 diabetes.Lowest risk is associated with a BMI below 22 kg/m2At a BMI greater than 35 kg/m2, the relative risk for diabetes adjusted for age increases to 61. The risk may further increase by a sedentary lifestyle or decrease by exercise.Weight gain after age 18 years in women and after age 2
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