What Ethnic And Income Groups Are More Prone To Diabetes?

A recent study made revealed how obesity is related to type 2 diabetes and how a modest drop in body weight could be significant in reducing the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

Where was the study published?

The Journal of the American Heart Association (JAHA) published the study that started a debate in the health circles. It found obesity the price reason for development of type 2 diabetes cases. While obesity is already considered a reason for diabetes, the study found that almost one-half of the new cases of diabetes were due to obesity.

What are the findings of the study?

The study found that risk factors for type 2 diabetes vary according to ethnicity and income brackets. It highlighted that the obese people non-Hispanic Black or Mexican American that belong to the income bracket of less than $50,000 were more prone to developing type 2 diabetes. Also, non-Hispanic Caucasian women were found to be at greater risk of getting type 2 diabetes with obesity.

What does the study say about lowering the risk?

The experts are of the opinion that a little effort made in weight loss could contribute to reducing the risk of obese people becoming diabetic. According to experts a mere 5-7% reduction of body weight could reduce 58% reduction in the development of type 2 diabetes among adult population.

For example, a person with a family history of diabetes should be more careful about his health after 40. The person should keep checking his weight and blood sugar levels at regular intervals.

Another important point in the study is exercising. The experts of the view that just dieting isn’t sufficient to preventing diabetes. They suggest exercising and recommend activities like walking, kickboxing, using stairs instead of escalators and parking your car to some distance from destination to take a walk.

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