The benefits of modest weight loss in type II diabetes.

  title={The benefits of modest weight loss in type II diabetes.},
  author={Ottavio Bosello and Fabiano Armellini and Mauro Zamboni and Martin Fitchet},
  journal={International journal of obesity and related metabolic disorders : journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity},
  volume={21 Suppl 1},
Obesity increases the risk of developing type II diabetes. However, the link between the two remains unclear, although insulin resistance and visceral adiposity are dominant risk factors. A study with CT scanning confirmed that the degree of visceral adiposity had a significant positive correlation with insulinaemia, and was negatively associated with insulin sensitivity. A 48 month retrospective study in patients with type II diabetes, who had received dietary therapy, identified a 'responder… CONTINUE READING


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