Why Some Obese People Don't Get Diabetes

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Registered: 01-03-2001
Why Some Obese People Don't Get Diabetes
Mon, 09-09-2013 - 12:15pm

Though obese people are at higher risk for Diabetes, not all obese people get it. According to Health Day News, a new study explains why. " Obese people are generally believed to be at greater risk for developing type 2 diabetes and heart disease, but a new study suggests the risk may have more to do with inflammation than extra pounds.

Researchers in Ireland report that chronic inflammation may affect the risk for heart disease and diabetes, which are caused by so-called metabolic factors including high blood sugar, high blood pressure and high cholesterol. The findings could help explain why up to 35 percent of obese people are not affected by metabolic disorders -- a phenomenon known as metabolically healthy obesity." read more

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Registered: 07-31-1998
Thu, 09-19-2013 - 6:50pm


I have heard this many times that diabetes can be considered an infectious disease. Not a disease that you can catch but a disease that is caused by inflammation. But I don't think this totally explains why some people get it and others don't. I think the role of genes is not counted in this explantion. I am a third generation diabetic. Maybe if I could have stayed thim and exercised a lot I could have postponed when I became diabetic but most likely I would have finally become diabetic because of gene abnormalities.

But this is an interesting topic. Perhaps by finally figuring this out we can develop cures for diabetes if we totally understand the causative mechanism,