Obese wives may up men's diabetes risk



London, Sep 12 (IANS) Is your wife overweight? According to a study, it can substantially increase your risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, especially in middle age -- but women with an obese husband have no additional risk.



The findings showed that for every 5 kg/m2 higher BMI in wife, the husband's Type 2 diabetes risk was 21 per cent higher, when accounting for the man's own BMI.



"Having an obese wife increases a man's risk of diabetes over and above the effect of his own obesity level, while among women, having an obese husband gives no additional diabetes risk beyond that of her own obesity level," said Adam Hulman from Aarhus University in Denmark.



"Our results indicate that on finding obesity in a person, screening of their spouse for diabetes may be justified," Hulman added.



The research, presented at the 2017 European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) Annual Meeting in Lisbon, Portugal, also suggests that people over 55 with a spouse with Type 2 diabetes tend to be more obese than their peers without a diabetic partner.



Obesity or Type 2 diabetes in one partner could lead to Type 2 diabetes in the other due to the many risk behaviours that lead to diabetes shared by couples, such as poor eating habits and little physical activity, the researchers said.



"Recognising shared risk between spouses may improve diabetes detection and motivate couples to increase collaborative efforts to eat more healthily and boost their activity levels," Hulman said.

 

Related news

Don’t Miss

Ryan bosses will be ARRESTED?HC refuses to stay arrest
Bibek Debroy is PM Modi's top 'MONEY' man!
1 kg GOLD found in RECTUM, man arrested
5 latest smartphones at throwaway prices, go for it
New BUDGET smartphone..Is this the best!
SELFIE lovers..Know which is BEST smartphone for you
Ram Rahim challenges CBI court verdict, moves HC
GOOD news for SBI account holders!
Maruti Suzuki To Set Up India’s First Automobile Lithium-ion Battery Plant
Upcoming Mercedes-Benz Cars In India
Finally, Shah Rukh and Ash reunite!
I am not forming a new party as of now: Mulayam Yadav
India-Bound Volvo XC40 Unveiled
Sonam looks RAVISHING in this green gown
Why Junior B opted out of this movie
Nawaz back in Pakistan, chairs meeting at Punjab House
Ducati Launches SuperSport and SuperSport S
Mass grave of 28 Hindus killed by Rohingyas found in Myanmar
Rakhi's BIG revelation about Ram Rahim will shock you
Are you 10th pass? Bumper Govt jobs for you here
This causes bone loss in elderly
SP split? Mulayam may announce his new party with Lok Dal
These people cannot travel to US, Trump orders BAN!
What Richa Chadha wants you to think about her
Good news for Samsung
Why Rahul Gandhi thanked Sushma Swaraj
Aamir's Dangal makes BIG record in Hong Kong
Cornered, failed Warner says Aussies will HIT Indian spinners
After KICKING Pak, China tells India 'No More Doklam'
Narrow minded Pakistanis TROLL,abuse actress for SMOKING

Most Recent







Most Popular