What’s the correlation between BMI and Diabetes risk?  With Dr. James R. Gavin  

While there’s a general correlation between BMI and diabetes risk, there’s also a correlation between the distribution of body fat and diabetes. And it just so happens that the strongest correlations are the correlations between upper body fat and diabetes risk.

Black women tend to have lower body fat, we tend to be more hippie than [unclear 00:35] you know, and so in some ways even though we may have a tendency among our women to have higher BMIs, it doesn’t necessarily translate into a greater risk for diabetes.

Okay, it’s really in the presence of strong family history, then coupled with an increase in your BMI or your body weight, especially if you start developing upper body or waist thickness, because those are the high-risk situation you