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Being married to someone newly diagnosed with diabetes increases chances of having the disease, says study

Being married to someone newly diagnosed with diabetes increases chances of having the disease, says study

Diabetes may be a more familiar disease than previously thought! The increase in the chances of having the disease when you have a family history was more than proven. However, a new study found a greater chance of having the problem when a spouse had also been diagnosed.

The relationship was noted in a study presented at the 75th Scientific Sessions of the American Diabetes Association on June 6, conducted by a researcher at Emory University in the United States. To reach this conclusion, more than 3 million people were retrieved from the Kaiser Permanente Northern California database.

First, they estimated how many cases were newly diagnosed with diabetes. Then they checked how many spouses of these people had been diagnosed with the picture the previous year. Finally, these numbers were compared with data from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Women who were married to men newly diagnosed with diabetes had a 90% higher risk of developing the condition. Of course, the study contains flaws, some experts have pointed out that it does not take into account people's body mass index (BMI), since obesity alone is already a major risk factor for diabetes. However, it is important to show how the environmental factor is also important for the development of the disease.


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