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[Articles & News] Short Stature Linked with Higher Risk of Type 2 Diabetes.

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Post time: 11-9-2019 11:37:13 Posted From Mobile Phone
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How tall you are may be related to your risk of type 2 diabetes.
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▼ Shorter people may be at higher risk for developing type 2 diabetes compared with taller people, a new study from Europe suggests.
The study researchers analyzed information from thousands of people in Germany who underwent a physical exam and blood tests, and were followed for about seven years.
The researchers found that every 4-inch (10 centimeter) increase in a person's height was linked with a 41% reduced risk of developing type 2  diabetesfor men and a 33% reduced risk for women.
The findings held even after the researchers took into account factors that could affect a person's risk of type 2 diabetes, such as age, waist circumference, physical activity levels, smoking habits and alcohol consumption.
The results add to a growing body of research linking shorter stature with an increased risk of heartand metabolic problems.
The reason for the link isn't fully understood. But the results of the new study also suggested that people with shorter stature tended to have higher levels of fat in their liver, which may in part explain their increased risk of type 2 diabetes, the authors said.
The study only found an association and cannot prove that short stature directly leads to type 2 diabetes. For example, problems with nutrition in childhood, (▪ ▪ ▪)

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Post time: 11-9-2019 18:00:48
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Another addition to the risk factors associated with this chronic disease. The thing to remember is that lifestyle changes (healthy diet and exercise) confer almost 58% risk reduction.

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