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Obesity Itself Not Diabetes Risk

September 18, 2012

Having excess visceral fat and insulin resistance — but not being obese in and of itself — appears to put heavier patients at risk for prediabetes and diabetes, researchers found.Among obese adults, visceral fat was associated with more than a twofold increased risk of developing incident diabetes (odds ratio 2.42, 95% CI 1.59 to 3.68), according to James de Lemos, MD, of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas, and colleagues.

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