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Wednesday, 6 May 2015

Being Overweight Gives More Protection Among Diabetes Patients - 'Obesity Paradox'

Diabetes mellitus, is a metabolic disease, that is due excessive sugar in the blood stream. I have always known that those who are overweight, are more at risk, to this disease. That is why part of the treatment plan for these patients is Lifestyle Modifications, where patient watches what they eat, and begins to take exercise classes, to keep his weight in check.

Overweight and obese people are at a heightened risk for developing type 2 diabetes, especially if they’re over 45 years old, have a family member with it, live a sedentary lifestyle, have high blood pressure, or are of several minority groups.

But in a new research, being overweight may just be a plus in the whole treatment options.
See what these researchers are saying as seen on

Key researchers observed overweight and obese patients with coronary heart disease had better surgery outcomes than normal weight patients. They published theirfindings and described it as the “obesity paradox,” which is an umbrella term for overweight and obese people more likely to survive renal failure, heart failure, diabetes, and coronary heart disease, than their normal weight counterparts.

Obesity Paradox may just change the way management of Diabetics are done.