Obesity Itself Increases Risk of Diabetes and Heart Disease

Obesity Itself Increases Risk of Diabetes and Heart Disease

A study conducted by the Department of Cardiovascular Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic examined data on almost 900,000 individuals as reported in five different studies and concluded that for each unit increase in body mass index (BMI), the risk of type 2 diabetes increased by 67% while the risk of coronary artery disease (CAD) increased by 20%. They did not find an association between obesity and stroke risk.

Source: Heal Clinics

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