Scientists and physicians have known for some time that diabetes and weight are related. According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine, type 2 diabetes is more common in adults with a Body Mass Index (BMI) over 25 as it occurs when there are high levels of glucose, or sugar, in the blood. This is the most common form of diabetes, but the American Diabetes Associated reports 25.8 million children and adults have some form of the condition in the United States.
However, a recent study presented at the International Congress of Endocrinology European Congress of Endocrinology in Florence, Italy, has found that by reducing one’s BMI by five units, a person can significantly reduce his or her risk of diabetes. ScienceDaily explains the researchers discovered this to be the case no matter what the person’s initial weight was, thereby showing that even diabetics who are severely obese can potentially beat the devastating disease.
The source explains understanding why weight loss has such a dramatic and rapid effect on diabetes was the main goal of the study conducted at the National Institute for Health and Welfare, Finland by Associate Professor Markku Peltonen and colleagues from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. Researchers examined a 2010 study’s participants who were obese and received bariatric surgery, as well as 2037 obese patients who received non-surgical obesity treatment. After two years and again at 10 years, participants were tested for their BMI and diabetes development.
“Our findings show that, whatever your starting weight, losing five BMI units can dramatically reduce your risk of having type 2 diabetes after two and ten years,” explained Peltonen.
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“Dropping five BMI units is no mean feat, as the human body is not very good at losing weight,” said Professor Peltonen. “But patients of any weight should take encouragement that by doing so they can really improve their chances of a healthy future.”