Health: Know the main risk factors for prediabetes RMMN | LIFETIME

  1. Weight gain. In Peru, 70% of adults are overweight or obese, these problems are one of the main causes for developing prediabetes and other conditions, such as high cholesterol and triglycerides, strokes, among others.
  2. Having the abdominal perimeter outside the normal ranges. According to studies conducted in the region, anyone with a waist circumference greater than 94 cm (male) or 90 cm (female) has a higher risk of developing diabetes or prediabetes, or suffering from cardiovascular disease.
  3. suffer from hypertension. Forty to 60% of people diagnosed with hypertension have insulin resistance and therefore also have diabetes or prediabetes.
  4. Suffer from fatty liver. A condition that occurs in approximately half of patients with diabetes. This condition is generated by excess fat that accumulates in the liver.

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