Obese young men show higher diabetes, CVD risk at middle age

04/29/2013 | HealthDay News

Data on 6,500 Danish men showed that those who were obese at age 22 had an eightfold increased risk of diabetes, were more than twice as likely to suffer high blood pressure or a heart attack, and were up to four times as likely to develop potentially fatal blood clots by age 55 than were those with normal weight. Researchers also observed a 20% increase in diabetes risk, a 5% increased risk of heart attack, and a 10% higher risk of high blood pressure and blood clots for every additional unit in BMI. The findings appear in BMJ Open.

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