Study shows lower risk of death in older, obese diabetes patients

09/26/2013 | HealthDay News

Obese patients with either type 1 or type 2 diabetes had a 49% higher rate of acute coronary syndrome episodes, a 53% higher risk of heart failure and a 25% increase in stroke risk compared with their normal-weight counterparts, a study indicated. However, overweight and obese diabetes patients ages 67 and older had an 18% to 25% lower mortality risk compared with slimmer patients, researchers reported at the European Association for the Study of Diabetes meeting.

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