Study shows Indian women at high death risk from diabetes

Apr 23 2019 09:25 PM
Study shows Indian women at high death risk from diabetes

Diabetes is one of the most common disease. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), India has close to 62 million people living with the diseases and is projected to have close to 70 million diabetics by 2025. Throughout Asia, more than 230 million people are living with diabetes.

According to the study led by the Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee. "Given the increased prevalence of obesity and rapid adoption of a westernized lifestyle in Asia, that figure is expected to exceed 355 million by 2040," The researchers found that patients with diabetes are at a substantially elevated risk of premature death.

author Wei Zheng in a paper reported in the journal JAMA Network Open said, "The risk associated with diabetes is much higher than that reported by most previous studies conducted in the US and Europe.  

The Vanderbilt-led research team pooled 22 prospective cohort studies in multiple countries from mainland China to Bangladesh. More than one million individuals were followed for an average of 12.6 years. Diabetes was associated with a nearly two-fold increase in the risk of death from all causes.

the findings  of the reseach showed, "The diabetes-related risk of death from all causes was particularly high for women and patients who were diagnosed with diabetes when they were middle-aged adults,"


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