Weight gain in middle age expected but dangerous

June 22, 2010 1:52:33 PM PDT
Weight gain is almost expected in middle age as the body's metabolism slows down and hormones change.Researchers say that is no excuse to give up.

New evidence finds putting on the pounds later in life and a change in body composition can increase the risk of diabetes.

Gaining weight and losing lean muscle to fat and having that fat shift to the waist and hips play a big part in increasing the risk.

Results of these new findings are in this week's Journal of the American Medical Association and here's what the researcher is telling the journal.