Body weight patterns from 20 to 49 years of age and subsequent risk for diabetes mellitus: the Johns Hopkins Precursors Study.

@article{Brancati1999BodyWP,
  title={Body weight patterns from 20 to 49 years of age and subsequent risk for diabetes mellitus: the Johns Hopkins Precursors Study.},
  author={Frederick L. Brancati and Nae Yuh Wang and Lucy A. Mead and Kung-Yee Liang and Michael John Klag},
  journal={Archives of internal medicine},
  year={1999},
  volume={159 9},
  pages={
          957-63
        }
}
BACKGROUND Obesity in middle age is a well-known risk factor for the development of type 2 diabetes mellitus. However, the importance of weight and weight gain at younger ages is less certain. OBJECTIVE To determine the relationship of body weight patterns from 20 to 49 years of age with the subsequent risk for type 2 diabetes mellitus. SETTING An ongoing longitudinal study of former medical students. PARTICIPANTS Nine hundred sixteen white men without diabetes at 50 years of age… CONTINUE READING
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