Obesity increases risk for diabetes.

  title={Obesity increases risk for diabetes.},
  author={George A. Bray},
  journal={International journal of obesity and related metabolic disorders : journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity},
  volume={16 Suppl 4},
  • George A. Bray
  • Published 1992 in
    International journal of obesity and related…
The relationship of obesity to the development of diabetes has been reviewed. Older individuals are more obese and have more diabetes. Both the duration and magnitude of the obesity increase risk of diabetes. Family history of diabetes mellitus is also important in whether obesity leads to diabetes. Abdominal body fat increases the risk of diabetes. These factors help in understanding the reasons why obesity poses such a high risk for developing diabetes mellitus.