Diabetes is considered to be an incurable disease that can be controlled by medication and lifestyle changes but even though a complete cure is not possible. But weight loss can help prevent or reduce or reverse diabetes. This has been revealed in new medical research.
It is estimated that more than 460 million diabetics were diagnosed worldwide in 2019 and that the number of diabetics is expected to increase to 700 million by 2045. The report also states that 90% of these 460 million patients have type 2 diabetes. Having diabetes also increases the risk of heart, stroke, and kidney disease.
While obesity is considered to be the most important factor causing type 2 diabetes, some genetic factors also cause it. The highest number of diabetics came from 3 countries. China ranks first, with 147.2 million patients, second and third India 134.2 million, and Pakistan 37.1 million patients respectively.
Because we are born with genes, it is possible to predict diabetes in early life, said Professor Brian Francis, who co-authored a study with the University of Milan in Italy and the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom.
He said, In this study, we looked at how body weight can increase the risk of diabetes, along with hereditary risk. The study on diabetes included about 4.5 million people, with an average age of 57, of whom 54% were women.
6.9 million genes were analyzed for hereditary risk of diabetes, while height and weight were also taken into account. All of these individuals were divided into 5 groups according to their body weight and were then examined for several years.
More than 31,000 people were diagnosed with type 2 diabetes during this period. These medical researchers found that people who were overweight had an 11 fold higher risk of developing diabetes.
That is, the higher a person’s body weight, the greater their risk of developing diabetes. Regardless of the rate of genetic risk, the researchers said the findings suggest that body weight is the most powerful and predictable factor in predicting diabetes compared to genetic factors. He added that the risk of diabetes increases with obesity over a long period of time.
Researchers say that most cases of diabetes can be prevented by maintaining a healthy body weight. Similarly, the rise in blood sugar levels can be controlled.
According to the study, screening for body weight and blood sugar should be a daily routine to prevent diabetes, while efforts to reduce body weight should start at an early stage, especially when blood sugar rates begin to rise.
Researchers also say that it is possible to regain diabetes in the early stages by losing weight immediately after developing diabetes. Dear Readers, It has been proved once again that obesity has a very important role in human health. To protect our lives from disease, we must always make obesity the primary goal of our lives.