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Married couples at risk of sharing diabetes

ANI | Updated: May 23, 2018 15:15 IST

Washington D.C. [United States], May 23 (ANI): Diabetes can cause complications and serious health hazards such as damage to the heart, kidneys, and eyes, especially to married couples.
According to a research conducted by the University of Copenhagen, there is a connection between the Body Mass Index (BMI) of one spouse and the other spouse's risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
The researchers examined whether the heightened risk of developing type 2 diabetes of an obese woman, for example, was merely a result of her own body weight.
'If we adjusted for the women's own weight, they did not have a heightened risk of developing type 2 diabetes as a result of their husband's BMI. But even when we adjusted for the weight in men, they had a heightened risk', said Jannie Nielsen, first author of the study.
According to research, early detection of type 2 diabetes can be improved if people change their approach to the disease.
The findings were published in the Journal of Diabetologia. (ANI)