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Advice for people with diabetes and their families

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Waist worries with baggy trousers

People wearing trousers with large waist sizes should be worried about their increased risk to Type 2 diabetes.

Research presented at the Diabetes UK Annual Professional Conference (29 to 31 March) in Birmingham, suggested that large waistlines are more of a risk factor for Type 2 diabetes than weight.

Diabetes UK recommends that men and women should aim to have waists of less than 94cm and 80cm respectively.

Natasha Marsland, Care Advisor at Diabetes UK, said: "Fat around your belly is directly linked to Type 2 diabetes and heart disease. It's time men and women started worrying about their waists."

 

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