The longer a person is overweight or obese the greater their risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Univeristy of Michigan followed 8446 participants between 1979 and 2006. The more years of excess body mass index (BMI) the greater the risk. Age and race also influenced outcomes with blacks and Hispanics having greater risk than whites with the same excess BMI risk and same age.
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