Neck size, di­a­betes link

Weekend Argus (Sunday Edition) - - HEALTH -

MEA­SUR­ING the size of some­one’s neck can more ac­cu­rately iden­tify their risk of type 2 di­a­betes than mea­sur­ing their waist, re­searchers have found.

Sci­en­tists from Univer­sity Hospi­tal, Sofia, in Bul­garia, com­pared the use­ful­ness of ei­ther mea­sure­ment in 255 obese men and women.

They found those with the big­gest neck sizes (more than 38cm in men and 35cm in women) were more likely to have ab­nor­mally high blood sugar than those with the big­ger waist, say the find­ings, pub­lished in the jour­nal En­docrine Re­search.

The au­thors be­lieve neck cir­cum­fer­ence should be more widely used as an in­di­ca­tor of di­a­betes. – Daily Mail

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