Obesity report highlights risk of Type 2 diabetes for ‘slightly’ overweight people

Health experts say a new study on obesity sheds more light on the link between weight gain and the risk of serious disease and death.

The massive research project – which involved nearly three million sets of data – suggests that even being slightly overweight doubles the chances of developing Type 2 diabetes.

The results have been presented to the 26th European Congress on Obesity taking place from April 28 – May 1 in Glasgow.

Researchers say the size of the study makes it different from anything that has previously been done.

It analysed data from the UK on more than 2.8 million adults, with an average age of 51, over an 18-year period between January 2000 and July 2018.

Our DWELL project is working to better manage and prevent Type 2 Diabetes, to read more about the project go to: http://www.healthandeuropecentre.nhs.uk/home-3/projects/current-projects-2/dwell-diabetes-and-wellbeing/

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