boys swimmingA new study  shows that males who are overweight in childhood but achieve normal weight as young adults do not have an increased risk of type 2 diabetes in adulthood, compared to men who were never overweight,

Our results highlight the need for normalizing weight among overweight children before they reach adulthood,” explained Bjerregaard. “Prevention and treatment interventions of overweight pediatric populations should be a priority in many countries around the world, especially where there are higher incidences of obese children and rising rates of type 2 diabetes” said the study’s lead author Lise G. Bjerregaard, PhD, postdoctoral research fellow in the department of clinical epidemiology, Frederiksberg Hospital in Copenhagen, Denmark

Being overweight in childhood and young adulthood is  associated with an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes later in life.  Boys who normalized their weight by young adulthood had a comparable risk of type 2 diabetes as men who were never overweight.

Men who were persistently overweight or became overweight as young adults had three times the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, as compared with non-overweight men who were overweight as children.

Source: “Are Adverse Effects of Child Overweight on Risk of Type 2 Diabetes Reversible by Remission to Normal Weight in Young Adulthood?”  diabetes.org.

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