Study: Certain Body Types Have Greater Risk for Diabetes
A new study from the Heart Rhythm Society Conference says certain body types are more prone to developing Type 2 Diabetes.
Dr. DeWanna Stubbs with St. Vincent Health says the most problematic body type is someone with central obesity, where most of your fat is collected in your abdomen. She says men with a waist circumference of 40 or higher and women with a waist circumference of 35 or higher have a greater risk for developing diabetes and other cardiovascular diseases such as high cholesterol and hypertension.
Dr. Stubbs says those with a body mass index above 30 and especially above 35 are more likely to develop diabetes. She says a healthy diet and regular exercise are the best weapons against diabetes.
Three common symptoms of diabetes include frequent urination, eating a lot without seemingly gaining weight, and having to drink a lot of fluids.