Early-Onset Type 2 Diabetes ‘Not a Benign Condition’

Source: Medscape

Younger adults who were newly diagnosed with type 2 diabetes were more likely to have cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors — such as severe obesity, hyperlipidemia, low-grade inflammation, physical inactivity, and smoking — compared with adults who developed diabetes later in life, in a national study in Denmark, according to a report in Medscape.

The prevalence of these CVD risk factors was highest in patients with early-onset diabetes (age 18 to 45) and decreased stepwise as the age of diabetes diagnosis increased.

The findings, from the national Danish Center for Strategic Research in Type 2 Diabetes (DD2) study, were published December 11 in Diabetes/Metabolism Research and Reviews.

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