Weight management in diabetics better with marriage

Weight management in diabetics better with marriage

Marriage 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.


Author Bio

Mohan Garikiparithi got his degree in medicine from Osmania University (University of Health Sciences). He practiced clinical medicine for over a decade before he shifted his focus to the field of health communications. During his active practice he served as the head of the Dept. of Microbiology in a diagnostic centre in India. On a three-year communications program in Germany, Mohan developed a keen interest in German Medicine (Homoeopathy), and other alternative systems of medicine. He now advocates treating different medical conditions without the use of traditional drugs. An ardent squash player, Mohan believes in the importance of fitness and wellness.

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