CV, Diabetes Risk in Twins with Different BMIs

August 30, 2016
Bobby Lazzara, MD

In this Medical News Minute, Dr. Bobby Lazzara examines the risk of MI, type 2 diabetes, and death in monozygotic twins with different BMIs.

Observational studies have indicated that obesity is a risk factor for cardiovascular risk. In this Medical News Minute, developed exclusively for Endocrinology Network, Dr. Bobby Lazzara looks at a study comparing risk of myocardial infarction, type 2 diabetes, and death. To account for possible genetic confounding, researchers compared risks in twins with discordant BMIs.

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