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Normal weight individuals who develop Type 2 diabetes: the personal fat threshold.

Abstract:

Type 2 diabetes (T2DM) is frequently regarded as a disease of obesity and its occurrence in individuals of normal body mass index (BMI) is often regarded as indicating a non-obesity-related subtype. However, the evidence for such a distinct, common subtype is lacking. The United Kingdom Prospective Diabetes Study (UKPDS) cohort of people diagnosed with T2DM in the 1970s and 1980s had a median BMI of only 28 kg/m2. UKPDS data form the basis of current understanding of the condition even though...

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10.1042/CS20140553

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, RDM, OCDEM, Biomedical Research Centre
Journal:
Clin Sci (Lond)
Volume:
128
Issue:
7
Pages:
405-410
Publication date:
2015-04-01
DOI:
EISSN:
1470-8736
URN:
uuid:a58e7c1d-c718-4e97-8d95-458893a52112
Source identifiers:
500421
Local pid:
pubs:500421
Language:
English

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