Monday, December 26, 2011

Men 'more vulnerable' to diabetes

British researchers have shown why men are more likely to develop type 2 diabetes. They are simply biologically prone to this condition.

The research team from Glasgow University concluded that men with a much lower BMI already developing type 2 diabetes than women.

Probably the distribution of body fat an important role. Men store fat in their liver and around their waist. Women have relatively more "safe" subcutaneous fat stored on the hips and thighs.

Type 2 diabetes is caused by impaired blood sugar. This disturbance is associated with excessive fat in the relevant organs like the liver and muscles.

The data from 51,920 men and 43,137 women with diabetes in Scotland for the study. The results showed that the diagnosis of diabetes in men with a mean BMI of 31.83 was set. In women it was 33.69.

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