(Newsmaine) – Researchers from University of Hull in the United Kingdom stated that the overweight diabetics can live longer than normal-thin weight people.

As per the World Health Organization, overweight is characterized by Body Mass Index from 25 to 29.9. Experts suggested that BMI is the measure of one’s body fat with regard to one’s height and weight. Idea BMI should be between 18.5 and 24.9.

The researchers studied more than 10,000 patients who were diagnosed with type-2-diabetes for 11 years. After studying them, the researchers reached at a conclusion that overweight diabetics have 13% chance to live longer than those having normal weight diabetes.

Underweight diabetic patients have almost triple-fold the risk of death in comparison to the normal ones. “It’s likely those diabetic patients with normal weight have a more aggressive form of type-2 diabetes compared to those who are overweight and obese”, said co-author of the study, Pierluigi Costanzo.


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