The risk of developing type 2 diabetes in men is not associated with a high body mass index.
Type 2 diabetes - endocrine diseases accompanied carbohydrate metabolism and accumulation of glucose in the blood.
This disease affects many organs and systems, causing the development of a wide variety and often serious complications. According to statistics, worldwide type 2 diabetes affects more than 100 million people. The incidence continues to grow.
Among the risk factors for developing diabetes, age and heredity are distinguished. However, the most important risk factor is excessive body weight, which is determined by the body mass index (BMI).
However, as researchers from the Institute for Cardiovascular Diseases and Medicine (Scotland) have shown, this primarily concerns women.
In representatives of a strong sex, diabetes often develops at normal or slightly overweight. This can explain why in many countries the incidence of type 2 diabetes is so high among men.
Scottish scientists conducted an analysis of the survey results of about 100 thousand men and women with type 2 diabetes. First of all researchers interested in BMI at diagnosis and other risk factors for diabetes, such as age and smoking.
It turned out that among people who have diabetes, full of women more than full of men. Perhaps this is partly due to the peculiarities of the distribution of fatty tissue in the female and male body.
As a rule, the main amount of fat in men is accumulated on the anterior abdominal wall (the so-called obesity by the type of apples) and around the liver, whereas healthy women accumulate fat under the skin all over the body. It is not so dangerous to health and causes metabolic disorders less.
The information provided will help to improve preventive measures to prevent diabetes mellitus.
Specialists recommend maintaining a normal body weight that matches their height and age. From extra pounds you need to get rid of what a balanced diet and regular exercise help.
This is especially important in the presence of risk factors for the development of type 2 diabetes and other metabolic diseases.