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O Men, if you have obese wives then you are in a soup, O women you are safe so says this study

Hey gals, if your hubby is obese or overweight, worry not and just take a chill pill since you have no such issues to face so says a study.


By   |  Updated On : September 12, 2017 11:11 PM
Obesity or Type 2 diabetes in one partner could lead to Type 2 diabetes in the other (Agency image)

Obesity or Type 2 diabetes in one partner could lead to Type 2 diabetes in the other (Agency image)

New Delhi :  

Hey guys, if your wife is obese or overweight then you have very high chances of developing Type 2 diabetes, especially in the middle age.

Hey gals, if your hubby is obese or overweight, worry not and just take a chill pill since you have no such issues to face so says a study.

The study’s findings show that for every 5 kg/m2 higher BMI in the wife, the husband's Type 2 diabetes risk was 21 per cent higher when accounting for the man's own BMI.

"Having an obese wife increases a man's risk of diabetes over and above the effect of his own obesity level, while among women, having an obese husband gives no additional diabetes risk beyond that of her own obesity level," said Adam Hulman from Aarhus University in Denmark.

"Our results indicate that on finding obesity in a person, screening of their spouse for diabetes may be justified," Hulman added.

The research which was presented at the 2017 European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) Annual Meeting in Lisbon, Portugal, also suggests that people who are above 55 and have a spouse with Type 2 diabetes tend to be more obese than their peers without a diabetic partner.

Obesity or Type 2 diabetes in one partner could lead to Type 2 diabetes in the other due to the many risk behaviours that lead to diabetes shared by couples, such as poor eating habits and little physical activity, the researchers said.

"Recognising shared risk between spouses may improve diabetes detection and motivate couples to increase collaborative efforts to eat more healthily and boost their activity levels," Hulman said.

First Published: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 11:06 PM


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