Thursday, 12 April 2007

Job Burn Out Increases Diabetes Risk

I'm currently trying to help a lady who is diabetic to lose weight and so I've been reading a few news articles about diabetes. New research, undertaken in Israel, suggests that people affected by job "burn out" are almost twice as likely to develop diabetes type 2.

Other studies have also suggested a link between stress and diabetes type 2, according to Natasha Marsland, a care adviser at Diabetes UK. In the article I read, Ms Marsland says that high blood pressure and fat deposits around the waist are both high risk factors for diabetes type 2.

It is estimated that 750,000 people in the UK have diabetes but do not know it. Are you at risk?

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