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November 28, 2012

Weight and Mortality in Adults With Diabetes

Author Affiliations

Author Affiliations: Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Jichi Medical University School of Medicine, Tochigi, Japan (Drs Yano and Kario) (yyano@jichi.jp); and Division of Community and Family Medicine, Jichi Medical University, Tochigi, Japan (Dr Ishikawa).

JAMA. 2012;308(20):2079-2080. doi:10.1001/jama.2012.14564

To the Editor: The study by Dr Carnethon and colleagues1 found that adults with type 2 diabetes and normal weight had higher mortality, in particular noncardiovascular mortality, than those who were overweight or obese. The contrasting clinical phenotypes of diabetes in lean or normal-weight persons compared with obese persons have been discussed.2