Big Babies Have Reduced Diabetes Risk

SEPTEMBER 01, 2002

Science has dramatically improved the survival rate for underweight births. New findings from Iceland, however, suggest that efforts to ensure that babies are born at normal weights may cut rates of type 2 diabetes later in life. Researchers tracked down information on birth weight and length for more than 4600 adult men and women, aged 33 to 65, and then evaluated the individuals for glucose intolerance or prediabetes.

They found that individuals who were born longer and heavier had better glucose tolerance and were less likely to develop type 2 diabetes than those born shorter and lighter.

?Measures aimed at decreasing the number of low-birth-weight infants might to some extent offset the risk associated with adult obesity and help in the battle against the increasing prevalence of type 2 diabetes worldwide,? the researchers concluded (American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, August 2002).


Become a Respimat Top Performer 

Get to know RESPIMAT, the slow-moving mist inhaler from Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. 

Watch the RESPIMAT video and test your knowledge with a short multiple-choice quiz. When you get all the answers right, you’ll receive a certificate naming you a RESPIMAT T.O.P. Performer. Why not check it out today? 


Pharmacy Times Strategic Alliance

Pharmacist Education
Clinical features with downloadable PDFs

Next-Generation Pharmacist® Awards

3rd Annual Convenient Healthcare and Pharmacy Collaborative Conference

Personalize the information you receive by selecting targeted content and special offers.