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The Duration of Obesity and the Risk of Type-2 Diabetes

Abdullah, Asnawi; Stoelwinder, Johannes U.; Shortreed, Susan; Wolfe, Rory; Stevenson, C; Walls, Helen; de Courten, Maximilian; Peeters, Anna


Objective The evidence for the association between obesity and the risk of type 2 diabetes has been derived mainly from the analysis of the degree of obesity. The role of the duration of obesity as an independent risk has not been fully explored. The objective of the present study was to investigate the association between the duration of obesity and the risk of type 2 diabetes.Design Prospective cohort study.Setting The Framingham Heart Study (FHS), follow-up from 1948 to 1998.Subjects A total...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: Public Health Nutrition
DOI: 10.1017/S1368980010001813


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