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So, We Should Always Fit In The Jeans We Wore At 21. Sorry, What?

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A professor of medicine and metabolism has said to stay healthy, you should be able to fit into the same jeans you wore at the age of 21 – and people are not impressed.

Professor Roy Taylor said adults are at risk of developing type 2 diabetes if their waist has changed in size since their early twenties.

He made the comments at the annual meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes, while presenting the results of a small study.

In the study, adults who had a BMI considered “normal” were able to reverse signs of type 2 diabetes by losing weight.

“These results, while preliminary, demonstrate very clearly that diabetes is not caused by obesity but by being too heavy for your own body. It’s due to having too much fat in your liver and pancreas, whatever your BMI,” Professor Taylor said.

He added: “As a rule of thumb, your waist size should be the same now as when you were 21. If you can’t get into the same size trousers now, you are carrying too much fat and therefore at risk of developing type 2 diabetes, even if you aren’t overweight.”

While nobody is denying Professor Taylor’s study results, many people have objected to the framing of his comments. After all, weight fluctuates for many reasons – and not all of us were our healthiest at the age of 21.

Who among us can fit into the same jeans we wore at 21. Particularly for those of us where skinny jeans were in fashion at that age. Half a centimetre on the thigh and you aren't getting those on. https://t.co/BK6hniMdpn

— Dr Dani Rabaiotti........

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