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Why controlling your weight lowers your risk of diabetes

Inflammation is an important link between obesity, elevated blood sugar, and type 2 diabetes . We’ve known for a long time that being overweight is a major risk factor for developing type 2 diabetes. But only in the last 20 years have researchers determined that metabolism and immune responses are linked and that chronic inflammation plays an important role in the development of obesity, diabetes, and related metabolic diseases. “Inflammation is…

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