Causes and Risk Factors for Type 2 Diabetes
Obesity and an inactive lifestyle are two of the most common causes of type 2 diabetes, while not everyone with diabetes is overweight. Obese adults in England are five times more likely than healthy-weight adults to be diagnosed with diabetes. 90% of people with type 2 diabetes are currently overweight or obese. Obese people with a higher BMI are more likely to develop type 2 diabetes than obese people with a lower BMI.