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Your higher social integration might lower the risk of diabetes

Tuesday - December 19, 2017 2:53 pm , Category : WTN SPECIAL


Lack of social participation, 60 percent higher risk of pre-diabetes and 112 percent of Type 2 diabetes in women while 94 percent higher risk of Type 2 diabetes in men


Being social full way, keep Diabetes away! Besides an apple might keep you away from doctor, now Promoting social integration and participation in daily lifestyle may be a plan B for you to restrain type 2 diabetes, researchers suggested. Lead author Stephanie Brinkhues of Maastricht University Medical Centre in the Netherlands conducted this unique study about relation of social participation and diabetes. 

Study shows that Men and women who are not active socially and remain isolated may be at an increased risk of developing diabetes than individuals with larger social networks a study has found.

Lack of social participation was associated with 60 per cent higher chances of pre-diabetes and 112 per cent of Type 2 diabetes in women compared to normal glucose metabolism. Whereas men who lack social participation in groups had 42 per cent higher risk of Type 2 diabetes as compared to those living in isolation had 94 per cent higher risk.

Stephanie Brinkhues said that "The study is the first to determine the association of a broad range of social network characteristics -- such as social support network size or type of relationships -- with different stages of Type 2 diabetes "."Our findings support the idea that resolving social isolation may help prevent the development of Type 2 diabetes “he added.

"As men living alone seems to be at a higher risk for the development of type 2 diabetes. Participation in social activities may eventually be used as indicators of diabetes risk “added co-author Miranda Schram from the varsity. This study published in the journal of BMC Public Health.

Promoting social integration and participation may be a promising target in prevention strategies for type 2 diabetes the researchers suggested.


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