Fat Type II Diabetics Less Likely to Die Than Thin Ones

Don't pig out yet, though: Study refers to cases where weight was not a contributing factor in the first place.


Researchers at Northwestern University have found that normal-weight people who develop Type 2 diabetes have a higher mortality rate than overweight or obese people who develop the disease.

Although weight is one of the factors that puts a person at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, family history, ethnicity and age may also play a role. Since normal-weight people only account for 5 to 15 percent of new diabetes cases, not much is known about how the disease affects this under-studied group.