Obesity in elderly diabetic patients may live longer
Washington D.C. [USA], June 10 : Are you worried about your over-weight grandparents?Relax, as a study recently found that obesity in elderly diabetic patients may have a lower risk of dying prematurely, than their normal weight counterparts.
Among older patients with diabetes, those who are overweight or obese may have a lower risk of dying prematurely than their normal weight counterparts.
The finding comes from a recent analysis of published studies.
They analysed 20 studies with 250,016 patients with diabetes, overweight.
The findings indicated that obese patients had a 18 percent reduced risk of early death compared with normal weight patients.
However, the survival benefits were only observed in older patients and not in younger patients.
Furthermore, the beneficial impacts lessened over time.
The study appeared in the journal of Diabetes Investigation.