Share of Cost, Low resistance to stress at age 18 years can increase the risk of type 2 diabetes in adulthood by up to 50 percent
New research published in Diabetologia (the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes) shows that low resistance to stress in men at age 18 years can increase the risk of type 2 diabetes in adulthood by up to 50%. The study is by Dr Casey Crump, Department of Medicine, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA, and colleagues in Sweden and the USA.
Psychosocial stress in adulthood is associated with a higher risk of type 2 diabetes, possibly mediated by behavioral and physiological factors. However, it is unknown whether low stress resilience earlier in life is related to subsequent development of type 2 diabetes. In this new study, the authors examined whether low stress resilience in late adolescence is associated with an increased risk of type 2 diabetes in adulthood.