Navigation Links
Obesity Biggest Risk Factor for Diabetes Among Poor: Study

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 22 (HealthDay News) -- Obesity is the most important risk factor for type 2 diabetes among poor people, according to a new study that also says lifestyle changes are the key to reducing diabetes in this population.

Poor people have higher rates of type 2 diabetes than more wealthy people and lifestyle-related risk factors are believed to be a major reason for that difference, according to the international team of researchers who reported the findings Aug. 22 in the BMJ.

In the study, researchers examined long-term data collected from about 7,200 British civil servants to assess the link between socioeconomic status and several major risk factors for type 2 diabetes.

Socioeconomic status was assessed through participants' job position and associated education, salary, social status and level of responsibility at work.

During an average follow-up period of 14 years, more than 800 people in the study were diagnosed with diabetes. Those in the lowest job category had a 1.86 times greater risk of developing diabetes than those in the highest job category.

Health behaviors (smoking, alcohol consumption, diet and physical activity) and body mass index (a measure of body fat based on height and weight) accounted for 53 percent of this socioeconomic difference. BMI was the single most important factor, accounting for about 20 percent of the socioeconomic difference, the authors pointed out in a journal news release.

"Given the increasing burden of type 2 diabetes and the observed increase in social inequalities in prevalence of type 2 diabetes, further efforts to tackle these factors are urgently needed," the researchers concluded.

More information

The U.S. National Diabetes Education Program outlines ways to prevent type 2 diabetes.

-- Robert Preidt

SOURCE: BMJ, news release, Aug. 21, 2012

Copyright©2012 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. Obesity in Middle Age Tied to More Rapid Mental Decline: Study
2. Doing the math to fight childhood obesity
3. GWU consensus report outlines new approaches for evaluating benefits and risks of obesity drugs
4. Mothers, children underestimate obesity in China
5. Stress during pregnancy leads to abdominal obesity in mice offspring
6. Opioid receptors as a drug target for stopping obesity
7. Obesity in type 2 diabetes: Recommendations from guidelines are largely consistent
8. In-utero exposure to magnetic fields associated with increased risk of obesity in childhood
9. High blood sugar, obesity increase risk for surgical site infection
10. Tel Aviv University research links childhood obesity to cancer risk
11. In utero exposure to diesel exhaust a possible risk factor for obesity
Post Your Comments:
Related Image:
Obesity Biggest Risk Factor for Diabetes Among Poor: Study
(Date:11/24/2015)... (PRWEB) , ... November 24, 2015 , ... ... has launched their Black Friday sale a week early, offering 40% off select ... transform the intimate apparel industry through both mobile fit technology and the latest ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... ... 24, 2015 , ... Preparing for the LDT Regulation:, CLIA Won’t Satisfy the ... , FDA has long asserted that design and manufacture of Laboratory Developed Tests ... do not meet the device regulations. , Come up short in an inspection and ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... ... November 24, 2015 , ... United Benefit Advisors (UBA), the ... Company as its newest Partner Firm. Based in Jefferson City, Missouri, their core ... advisor regardless of whether that client is a business, a family, or an ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... (PRWEB) , ... November 24, 2015 , ... With Thanksgiving ... Insurance is sharing safety tips to help protect your family and vehicle. , According ... around the 2013 Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Amica is sharing the following safety tips from ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... ... ... Dr. Rodney E. Willey , has answered a new calling – to relieve snoring ... treatment for snoring and sleep apnea through oral appliance therapy. He is ... in the US, one of four in the Illinois area. , Dr. Willey’s ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:11/24/2015)... -- Teledyne DALSA , a Teledyne Technologies company and ... its CMOS X-Ray detector for mammography at the ... 3, at McCormick Place in Chicago . ... imaging will be on display in the South Hall, Booth ... X-Ray detectors is the industry benchmark for high speed imaging ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... , Nov. 24, 2015  Boston Scientific Corporation ... the Oppenheimer 26th Annual Healthcare Conference on December 8, ... Susie Lisa , vice president, Investor Relations, will ... analyst beginning at approximately 8:35 a.m. ET. --> ... participate in a 30-minute question-and-answer session with the host ...
(Date:11/24/2015)...   Renowned UAE nutritionist ... advice and insights on supplements and healthy diet ing ... of Dubai residents are not consuming enough ... femMED launches comprehensive solutions for women , s most ... residents are not consuming enough to keep themselves healthy. A local expert addressed ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: