A research discovered that a person’s risk of diabetes can be determined by evaluating the heart rate . It was found that a person with a faster heart rate while at rest is linked to a higher risk of getting the disease.
A poorer fasting blood sugar levels will result to an increase of heart beat per minute . “We found participants with faster heart rates, suggesting lower automatic function, had increased risk of diabetes, pre-diabetes and conversion from pre-diabetes to diabetes.” said US researcher Dr Xiang Gao, from Pennsylvania state university .
He added , “Each additional 10 beats per minute was associated with 23% increased risk of diabetes, similar to the effects of a 3kg-per-sq-m increase in body mass index (BMI).”
The study which was published in the International Journal of Epidemiology took four years to complete which involved 73,357 Chinese adults. The results were merged with the data that were collected from seven other studies that also involved nearly 100,000 men and women.
“We found a similar association – individuals with fast heart rate had 59% increased risk of diabetes relative to those with slow heart rate,” stated Dr Gao.
Scientists were able to indicate 17,463 people who were into pre-diabetic case while 4, 649 were diabetic in the course of the four-year follow-up term .
The people who took part in the study were all working for the Kailuan Coal Co, Ltd, a coal mining company in China. According to the researchers, this was the reason that they did not qualify to stand as the general population .
Yet as the findings were put together with those from other individuals who did not have the same social and cultural backgrounds, it showed the same link between heart rate and risk of diabetes .