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Body mass index and type 2 diabetes in Thai adults: defining risk thresholds and population impacts.

Papier, Keren; D'Este, Catherine; Bain, Christopher; Banwell, Cathy; Seubsman, Sam-ang; Sleigh, Adrian; Jordan, Susan


Background Body mass index (BMI) cut-off values (>25 and >30) that predict diabetes risk have been well validated in Caucasian populations but less so in Asian populations. We aimed to determine the BMI threshold associated with increased type 2 diabetes (T2DM) risk and to calculate the proportion of T2DM cases attributable to overweight and obesity in the Thai population. Methods Participants were those from the Thai Cohort Study who were diabetes-free in 2005 and were followed-up in...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
Source: BMC Public Health
DOI: 10.1186/s12889-017-4708-7
Access Rights: Open Access


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