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Judith E. Brown
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Judith E. Brown
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Weight loss of 7 percent of body weight and exercise reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes.

____ True

____ False

Summary Introduction

To examine: Whether the statement “Weight loss of 7 percent of body weight and exercise reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes” is true or false.

Introduction: Diabetes mellitus refers to a group of metabolic disorders in which the sugar level is high in blood for a prolonged period. During this condition, the beta cells of the pancreas produce little or no insulin. Diabetes mellitus is classified into type 1, type 2, and gestational diabetes.

Explanation

The type 2 diabetes (non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus) is caused due to the deficiency of insulin in the blood and is called insulin resistance. It occurs mostly in adults. This type of diabetes is caused mainly due to genetic susceptibility, which is stimulated by the environmental factors, such as obesity. Individuals who are overweight or obese have pressurized the body’s ability to utilize the insulin properly in order to regulate the blood sugar levels...

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