BMI Is a More Powerful Risk Factor for Diabetes Than Genetics
Losing weight could prevent or even reverse diabetes, according to late-breaking research presented today at ESC Congress 2020.
In 2019, approximately 463 million people worldwide had diabetes, of which the vast majority (around 90%) was type 2 diabetes. Diabetes doubles the risk of coronary heart disease, stroke, and death from cardiovascular disease. Obesity is the main modifiable cause of type 2 diabetes, while genetic make-up may also identify individuals with a greater likelihood of developing the condition.
“Because we are born with our genes, it might be possible to pinpoint early in life who has a high chance ...