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Larger BMI Lowers Mortality for Diabetes Patients

In another example of the "obesity paradox," a long-term study of 10,568 type 2 diabetes patients found that participants who were overweight were 13% less likely to die than participants who had normal BMI’s or were obese. The researchers speculated that being overweight may help type 2 diabetes patients avoid mortality risks linked to frailty and osteoporosis. Findings also showed that underweight diabetes patients had a threefold-higher mortality risk than patients with normal BMI. Annals of Internal Medicine May 2015