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.Â SourceBjerregaard LG, Jensen BW, Ãngquist 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.Â Â Â
"The commonest form of malnutrition in the Western world is obesity." --Mervyn Deitel, MD, Canadian physician, pioneer in obesity surgery.
Associations between overweight patterns
were studied, including combinations of weight status in childhood/young adulthood and development of T2DM later in life.
Weight loss equalized T2DM risk
but a 3-fold increased risk of T2DM was seen in persistently overweight men and men who became overweight.
Overweight boys whose weight normalizes
between ages 7 - 18 do not carry increased risk of T2DM into adulthood.