The Obesity Paradox and Diabetes

  title={The Obesity Paradox and Diabetes},
  author={Marion J. Franz},
  journal={Diabetes Spectrum},
  pages={145 - 151}
  • M. Franz
  • Published 1 August 2013
  • Medicine
  • Diabetes Spectrum
In Brief The obesity paradox (survival advantage in overweight/obese patients with type 2 diabetes) has called into question the importance of weight loss in overweight people with diabetes. A systematic review of weight loss studies with a minimum of 1-year outcomes in people with diabetes reported inconsistent beneficial effects of weight loss on A1C, lipids, and blood pressure. To lower the risk of cardiovascular disease, a better nutrition therapy intervention may be reducing energy intake… 
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