One’s laughter, charisma and warmth are a great influence on other people. Having a positive impact on others is good for the community as people are encouraged to tread on the fair path, take the right steps towards success and be thoughtful about every decision in life. At the same time, having a negative influence on others causes problems and disharmony among people. Marriage is a commitment where the man and his wife vow to take care of each other through thick and thins supporting every need. Married couples start thinking on the same lines, eating the same food and even matching each other’s footsteps. Being together creates a harmony among couples and their lives become so intertwined that even their risk of developing type 2 diabetes and obesity increases.
Together with Each Other
A man and a woman enter the constitution of marriage ready to sacrifice many things and enjoy each other’s company despite difference of opinions and personalities. Being together influences each other’s actions, thoughts and food habits-the last is especially true in the case of men as they eat what the wife cooks. A new study has found a link between the weight of one spouse and the likeliness of the other spouse being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. Getting to know the BMI of a person can help individuals understand whether the other person will succumb to diabetes or not.
WHO estimates show that there are more than 400 million adults with diabetes and high blood glucose levels is hazardous to health. The study that included more than 3000 each of men and women who complemented each other in their body weight, dietary habits and exercise routines. The researchers wanted to know if the risk of developing type 2 diabetes in obese women was actually due to her body weight but unfortunately their predictions were nullified by the results seen.
Women did not face any risk of developing type 2 diabetes due to abnormal BMI rates of their husband but adjusting the same risk for men showed a different result. Men were at a higher risk of diabetes when the wife was obese. For instance, a man whose wife had a BMI of 30 was at a 21% higher risk of developing diabetes than men whose wives had a BMI of 25 (regardless of the man’s BMI).
Researchers don’t have solid evidences or reasons behind these results but do predict that who’s in charge of the house might hold the key to determining health of the family. Women are the decision makers when it comes to deciding the daily menu and hold a greater influence on their spouse’s dietary habits than men. Also, it’s the lady who mostly shops for groceries, vegetables and other household products which determines what goes into the kitchen storage containers.
Earlier the Better
Early detection of diabetes is vital to stay safe as almost 35% cases face complications by the time they are diagnosed with the disease. Early the detection:
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Dietitian & Nutritionist Dr. Nafeesa Imteyaz.