The number of people developing type 2 diabetes around the world continues to rise. One of the biggest risk factors for type 2 diabetes is gaining too much weight. Weight loss has been shown to delay the start of this type of diabetes among people with pre-diabetes. Researchers from Denmark looked into the connection between genetics and type 2 diabetes risk. They looked at data over 15 years from almost 4,729 people who developed type 2 diabetes in this time compared to a similar number of people who did not. They found that genetics is much less important than lifestyle factors. In fact, weight management is the key to diabetes prevention. In other words, having a normal body weight is crucial in the prevention of type 2 diabetes, regardless of your genetics.

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