The association of lifetime weight and weight control patterns with diabetes among men and women in an adult community.

@article{Holbrook1989TheAO,
  title={The association of lifetime weight and weight control patterns with diabetes among men and women in an adult community.},
  author={Troy Lisa Holbrook and Elizabeth Barrett-Connor and Deborah L. Wingard},
  journal={International journal of obesity},
  year={1989},
  volume={13 5},
  pages={723-9}
}
We examined the association of degree and duration overweight, dietary habits and exercise with non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus risk in a defined population of 886 men and 1114 women who were aged 50 years and older when examined in 1984-1987. After an oral glucose tolerance test, 142 men and 142 women were classified as diabetic using WHO criteria. Compared to those with appropriate childhood weight, reported underweight as a child significantly increased the rate of diabetes as an… CONTINUE READING

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