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Weight and non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8615334     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
I review the effect of weight on the prevalence of non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM) and of its associated conditions. Weight loss decreases morbidity in diabetic patients. The effect of weight loss on mortality also is favorable, although the number of reports in which this has been studied is small. The recommendation is made that the persons with NIDDM who have a body mass index (BMI, in kg/m2) > 25 should try to lose weight to at least that level. Those with BMIs between 20 and 25 should make every effort to maintain their present weight throughout life.
F X Pi-Sunyer
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of clinical nutrition     Volume:  63     ISSN:  0002-9165     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Clin. Nutr.     Publication Date:  1996 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-06-06     Completed Date:  1996-06-06     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376027     Medline TA:  Am J Clin Nutr     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  426S-429S     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, New York, NY 10025, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Body Mass Index
Body Weight*
Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2* / mortality,  therapy
Weight Loss

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