Obesity with Turner Syndrome | Turner Syndrome Foundation

Obesity

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Obesity is a problem in Turner Syndrome. Diet and exercise for weight control should be part of a healthy lifestyle. Women with TS are at a moderately increased risk of developing type I diabetes in childhood and a substantially increased risk of developing type II diabetes by adult years.  The risk of developing type II diabetes can be substantially reduced by maintaining a normal weight. The reason for the high risk for diabetes amongst individuals with TS is unknown. Type II diabetes can be controlled through careful monitoring of blood-sugar levels, diet, exercise, regular doctor visits and sometimes medication.  The incidence is not increased by treatment with growth hormone.

As obesity can increase risk of Type II Diabetes, women with Turner Syndrome maintain a healthy weight and be aware of other risk factors.

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