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Type 2 Diabetes

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Currently, about 80 million adults have type 2 diabetes. The Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) conducted a survey with the result showing 3,000 Americans at high risk for type 2 diabetes.

Figure of BMI Calculation to assess type 2 diabetes

Researchers assigned people to one of three groups:

  1. No intervention.
  2. A drug modification.
  3. Lifestyle modification with goals of moderate weight loss and increased physical activity.

The lifestyle-change group had the most significant results - 58 percent showed a significant reduction in the risk of type 2 diabetes. This lifestyle results was twice that of the drug treatment.

The BMI Chart

To assess the effect of the moderate weight loss, a group of obesity research experts reviewed hundreds of studies and concluded the BMI chart was an excellent means of learning if you are at high risk or not. Weight-related health risks begin with a BMI over 25. Those with a BMI under 18 are at risk for nutrition-related health problems. Try our online BMI Calculator, too.

If you are at risk for diabetes, your risk can be reduced by losing as little as 7 percent of your current weight (about ten pounds for a 150-pound person) and by increasing your physical activity on a regular basis. Losing that little weight is not difficult, especially if you get some help with a safe, effective, all natural Weight Loss Product.

The calculation for your BMI is:

Weight in pounds divided by Height in inches SQUARED, times 703. Result means:

  • 18 to 25: Acceptable weight falls within this range.
  • More than 25: If you have too much body fat, you are at increased risk for developing heart disease, hypertension, stroke, diabetes and certain forms of cancer.
  • Less than 18: You are at greater risk for nutrition-related health problems, which could result in more doctor visits, broken bones and hospitalization. Talk to your doctor.

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