Published in Obesity and Diabetes Week, March 28th, 2005
According to a study from Sweden and Finland, "Identification of individuals at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes is a prerequisite for prevention of the disease. We therefore studied risk factors predicting type 2 diabetes in the Botnia Study in western Finland. A total of 2,115 nondiabetic individuals were prospectively followed with repeated oral glucose tolerance tests. After a median follow-up of 6 years, 127 (6%) subjects developed diabetes. A family history of diabetes (hazard ratio [HR) 2.2, p=0.008), BMI (HR for comparison of values below or above the median...
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