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Stress May Raise Type 2 Diabetes Risk in Women

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Stress May Raise Type 2 Diabetes Risk in Women

When you think about the risk factors type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and a sedentary lifestyle likely come to mind.

And while those risk factors do play a role, they are not the only predictors of this disease. New research finds that stress can play a significant role in the development of type 2 diabetes in older women, with traumatic events and long-term difficult situations at home or work causing a two-fold increased risk. The new findings underscore the importance of considering non-traditional risk factors when studying the causes of diabetes. For more on this report, visit MedicalXpress.