Health Factors Influence Diabetes Risk

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Health Factors Influence Diabetes Risk

Obesity is a major risk factor for type-2 diabetes. Recent research suggests that a person’s chances of developing diabetes is affected by how long they are obese and how obese they are.

Researchers studied a group of over 8,000 people from 1981 to 2006. At the start of the study, the participants were between 14 and 21 years old. Each participant’s height, weight and diabetes status was reported regularly. After 25 years, 337 of the participants had developed type 2-diabetes. As the study progressed, researchers found that those who had a higher BMI for a longer period of time were most likely to develop diabetes.

JSAPA Weight Loss Surgery has been shown to help prevent and treat type-2 diabetes in obese patients that are able to take the weight off and keep it off. Those who gain the weight back after surgery are again at risk of developing type-2 diabetes.

For those patients, there is a gastric surgery revision procedure known as the Rose Procedure. This procedure reduces the size of the stomach in those who have experienced stomach stretching after surgery. By reducing the size of the stomach pouch, the amount of food the patient can eat at once is restricted again. The surgery is performed endoscopically, so new incisions are not required. The procedure takes about an hour and is performed under general anesthesia.

The longer you are obese throughout your life, the higher your chances of developing illnesses such as type-2 diabetes become. If you have regained weight after weight loss surgery, talk to a St. Augustine area bariatric surgeon to find out if this revision procedure is right for you.


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