oa Journal of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes in South Africa - News
Extracted from text ... Study shows most diabetics are obese and don't meet health recommendations More than half of adult diabetics in the USA are obese and many more have higher-than-recommended blood pressure, cholesterol levels and blood sugar, all factors that raise their risk of complications and death, a government study found. So says Catherine Cowie, of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, one of the authors of a study published in the 21 January 2004 edition of the Journal of the American Medical Association. Overall, only about 7% of adults with diabetes studied had attained the recommended levels for blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol, the study of health surveys from 1999 to 2000 and 1988 to 1994 found. The surveys involved a total of ..
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