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Risk of weight-related diabetes reversible in childhood

from MedPage Today

Overweight boys who achieved normal weight by the time they were teens seemed to eliminate their heightened risk of adult-onset type 2 diabetes, a new study found. Returning to normal weight by age 13 resulted in a risk of Type 2 diabetes in adulthood (ages 30-60) similar to that of men who were never overweight in the first place, reported Lise G. Bjerregaard, Ph.D., of Bispebjerg and Frederiksberg Hospital in Denmark, and colleagues in the New England Journal of Medicine. more


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