Weight management in diabetics better with marriage

By: Mohan Garikiparithi | Health News | Monday, September 19, 2016 - 11:00 AM

Weight management in diabetics better with marriageMarriage has been found to help diabetics maintain a healthy weight. A new study has found that married individuals with type 2 diabetes are less likely to be overweight, compared to diabetics who are single.

Diabetic men living with a spouse were less likely to suffer form metabolic syndrome, too.

Japanese researchers examined medical records of 270 patients with type 2 diabetes, including 180 married patients living with their spouse and 90 single patients.

Married individuals were found to have a lower body mass index, compared to their single counterparts. Married participants also had lower levels of HbA1c, which is a measurement of blood sugar control.

Married men had a 58 percent lower risk of metabolic syndrome than single men – metabolic syndrome is a combination of factors that increase a person’s risk of heart disease and stroke.

The findings will be presented at the European Association for the Study of Diabetes meeting in Munich, Germany.

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