Can Weight Loss in Youth Reduce Risk of Type 2 Diabetes?

July 7, 2017

New research suggests it’s possible to reverse the metabolic impact of childhood obesity and avert T2DM in adulthood.

Results of a study presented at the 2017 American Diabetes Association Scientific Sessions show that boys who are overweight but then lose weight by age 18 can lower their risk for type 2 diabetes (T2DM). Click through the slides above for a summary of the research and results. SourceBjerregaard LG, Jensen BW, Ängquist L, et al. Are adverse effects of child overweight on risk of type 2 diabetes reversible by remission to normal weight in young adulthood? Presented at American Diabetes Association 77th Scientific Sessions, June 9, 2017, San Diego, California.