Spousal cardiometabolic risk factors and incidence of type 2 diabetes: A prospective analysis from the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing

Diabetologia - Clinical and Experimental Diabetes and Metabolism Jun 13, 2018

Nielsen J, et al. - Whether diabetes and cardiometabolic risk factors in one spouse can be used as a gauge of incident type 2 diabetes in the other spouse was examined in this analysis. Sex-specific effect of spousal obesity on the risk of type 2 diabetes was the main finding of this investigation. Having an obese spouse raises the risk of type 2 diabetes over and above the effect of the individual’s own obesity level among men, though not among women. A couples-focused approach could...

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