Duration and degree of weight gain and incident diabetes in younger versus middle-Aged black and white Adults: ARIC, CARDIA, and the framingham heart study

Gina S. Wei, Sean A. Coady, Jared P. Reis, Mercedes R. Carnethon, Josef Coresh, Ralph B. D'agostino, David C. Goff, David R. Jacobs, Elizabeth Selvin, Caroline S. Fox

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


OBJECTIVE To determine whether duration and degree of weight gain are differentially associated with diabetes risk in younger versus middle-aged black and white adults. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS We combined data from three cohort studies: Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC), Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA), and the Framingham Heart Study. A total of 17,404 participants (56% women; 21% black) were stratified by baseline age (younger: ≥30 and

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2042-2049
Number of pages8
JournalDiabetes Care
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 1 2015


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Advanced and Specialized Nursing

Cite this