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Overweight patients live longer than less heavy T2DM patients

Patients with type 2 diabetes who are overweight but not obese live longer than those who are underweight or normal-weight, according to a study is published in Annals of Internal Medicine. The adds further to the co-called ‘obesity paradox’ debate, which some researchers believe that overweight patients with cardiovascular disease live longer than normal-weight patients with cardiovascular disease.

Study indicates midlife obesity protects against dementia

Middle-aged people who are underweight (BMI<20) are a third more likely to develop dementia than people of similar age with a healthy BMI, according to research published in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology journal.

Cardiovascular mortality: under vs. overweight patients

The risk of total mortality, cardiovascular mortality, and myocardial infarction is highest among underweight patients, while cardiovascular mortality is lowest among overweight patients, according to a report, ‘Relationship of Body Mass Index With Total Mortality, Cardiovascular Mortality, and Myocardial Infarction After Coronary Revascularization: Evidence From a Meta-analysis’, published in the Mayo Clinic Proceedings.

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