Duration of obesity increases the incidence of NIDDM.

@article{Everhart1992DurationOO,
  title={Duration of obesity increases the incidence of NIDDM.},
  author={James E. Everhart and David J. Pettitt and Peter H. Bennett and William C Knowler},
  journal={Diabetes},
  year={1992},
  volume={41 2},
  pages={
          235-40
        }
}
The effect of duration of obesity on incidence of non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM) was determined among Pima Indians. Duration of obesity was defined as the time since body mass index (BMI) was first known to be at least 30 kg/m2. Among 1057 participants eligible for study, there were 224 incident cases of NIDDM in 5975 person-yr of follow-up. The association of duration of obesity with incidence of diabetes adjusted for age, sex, and current BMI was highly significant (P less… CONTINUE READING

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