Type 2 Diabetes, Diabetes, Heart Disease

Type 2 Diabetes, Diabetes

Shorter people run higher risk of diabetes: study

Insulin sensitivity and the functioning of special cells in the pancreas that secrete the hormone are reportedly better in taller people.

10.9.2019

Insulin sensitivity and the functioning of special cells in the pancreas that secrete the hormone are reportedly better in taller people.

Shorter people are at greater risk of developing type 2 diabetes , according to a study published Tuesday. The greater health risk in shorter individuals is likely linked to higher liver fat content, and a larger number of risk factors for heart disease , stroke and diabetes, the authors speculated.

It has also been reported that insulin sensitivity and the functioning of special cells in the pancreas that secrete the hormone are better in taller people.

People with diabetes have excessively high blood glucose, or blood sugar, which comes from food.

With type-1 -- generally diagnosed in childhood and accounting for about 10 percent of cases -- the body simply doesn't make insulin, a hormone that helps regulate blood sugar levels.

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