Get out tape measure to avoid Type 2 diabetes, say Public Health England
People are being urged to assess their risk of developing Type 2 diabetes with a tape measure.
Men who have a waist circumference of over 102cm (40.2 inches) are five times more likely to develop Type 2 diabetes, according to new analysis by Public Health England (PHE) released today in a report.
The study also suggests women with a large waist circumference of more than 88cm (34.7 inches) are three times more likely to develop Type 2 diabetes.
Dr Alison Tedstone, Chief Nutritionist at PHE, said: “Type 2 diabetes is a very serious public health issue which can have significant consequences, such as limb amputations or blindness. The key to reducing diabetes is losing weight which can be achieved through a healthy diet and being more active.”
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