A healthy metabolic profile in the absence of diabetes risk factors does not protect young adult men from incident diabetes associated with overweight and obesity.
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The background: Does the incidence of diabetes increase over time among obese young adults without metabolic risk factors?
Researchers assessed nearly 34,000 young men, median age 31 years, who were followed for a median of 6 years for the development of diabetes. The men were stratified according to BMI and a number of metabolic abnormalities. Metabolically healthy obesity was defined as BMI ≥30 kg/m2 in the presence of normal blood sugar, normal blood pressure, and normal levels of fasting triglyceride and high-density lipoprotein (HDL)-cholesterol levels.
Key Findings: Some 734 new cases of diabetes were diagnosed during 210,282 person-years of follow-up.
What Might It Mean? A healthy metabolic profile in the absence of diabetes risk factors does not protect young adult men from incident diabetes associated with overweight and obesity.