Type-2 Diabetes: The Higher The Height, The Lower The Risk

Beauty has a different significance in human developmental journey – over the centuries, various species have some examples which are considered beautiful. In humans, height, especially longitans, is considered a measure of beauty. Now medical research has shown that it can also be related to good health. A thing that has never been considered before. A study published in the journal Diabetologia found that people of higher stature are less likely to develop diabetes.

Research Found This Out

Between 1995 and 1998, a study was conducted on 27500 people in the age group of 35 to 65 on diet, lifestyle, cancer risk and chronic diseases. Germany’s Institute of Human Nutrition Postdam – Rehbrook selected 2500 of these 27500 people for research for the next seven years. Researchers collected data on various health parameters keeping them in full focus. The seven-year data collected showed that 800 of these people had fallen prey to type-2 diabetes.

Type-2 diabetes is a disease in which the body is unable to produce sufficient amounts of insulin or, for example, is unable to use insulin properly for the process of blood sugar.

No case of death was found in this research, but it drew attention to an interesting point. If you draw a graph of type 2 diabetes patients and their height, then after every four inches increase in height, the risk of type 2 diabetes decreases by 41 percent in men and 33 percent in women. Researchers had also taken into consideration the age, level of physical activity, waist circumference, smoking, alcohol intake. These reasons may also increase the risk of type-2 diabetes.

What is the relationship with height?

It is still unclear what height is associated with increased risk of diabetes, but the research team says that one of the reasons for this is that people of lower stature, fat more easily than people of high stature ( Fat) may be one of the reasons for its accumulation.

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