What are the sexual predilections of glucose intolerance disorders?

Updated: Jun 28, 2019
  • Author: Samuel T Olatunbosun, MD, FACP, FACE; Chief Editor: George T Griffing, MD  more...
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In the World Health Organization’s global data, the prevalence ratio of diabetes for men and women varies markedly, with no consistent trend; however, impaired glucose tolerance is more common in women than in men. The relative difference in frequency between the sexes is probably related to the presence of underlying factors such as pregnancy and obesity, rather than to a sex-specific genetic tendency. [21]


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