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U.S. NIH’s Obesity Guidelines Part 5: Diabetes
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The risk of developing type 2 diabetes increases by approximately 25 percent for each one unit increase in BMI over 22 according to the U.S. NIH's Obesity Guidelines (p. 15). 27% of new diabetes cases attributed to weight gains of 11 lbs or more in adulthood
An estimated 27 percent of new diabetes cases are attributable to weight gains of 11 pounds or more in adulthood.
Abdominal obesity is a major risk factor for type 2 diabetes. (p. 15)
Clinical guidelines on the identification, evaluation, and treatment of overweight and obesity in adults : the evidence report / National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute [Bethesda, Md.] : National Institutes of Health, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, . NIH publication No. 98-4083.
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