3 Questions to Determine Your Diabetes Risk

A preliminary study found that being age 55 or older, having a body mass index (BMI) greater than 30, and having a family history of diabetes predicted a higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes over five years, compared with those who were under 55 with a BMI less than 25 and no family history of diabetes. While you can’t change your age or family history, you can lose weight and remove that third risk factor. Naturopathic doctors have a number of tools to help with weight loss.

Source: Bays H, et al “Adiposity, age, and family history as a simplified prediction of future diabetes mellitus from the SHIELD study” OBESITY 2011; Abstract 810-P.

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