Thinner isn't always better in diabetes

Normal-weight people with the condition have higher mortality than those who are overweight, obese

By Meghan Rosen, 16:32 PM August 7, 2012

Skinny doesn’t always mean healthy for people with type 2 diabetes. People who are normal weight when diagnosed with the condition may have a higher risk of death than those who are overweight or obese.

While counterintuitive, the findings may suggest that normal-weight people who have type 2 diabetes are more likely to have other illnesses, frail bones or wasting muscles, researchers report in the Aug. 8 Journal of the American Medical Association.

“This study raises a lot more questions...

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