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Diabetes in Chinese adults linked to 9 years’ loss of life

There is some information of those who suffer diabetes and it is that it can shorten life expectancy. Among adults in China, those with diabetes diagnosed in middle age lose, on average, nine years of life compared with those without diabetes, according to new research. These findings can be expanded to all groups of people.

    Key Takeaways:

  • Most previous studies of diabetes have been in high-income countries where individuals with diabetes are generally well managed.
  • Diabetes was associated with increased mortality from ischemic heart disease, stroke, chronic kidney disease, chronic liver disease, infection, and cancer of the liver, pancreas and female breast.
  • The researchers found that, compared with adults without diabetes, individuals with diabetes had twice the risk of dying during the follow-up period, and the increase was higher in rural areas than in urban areas.

“Diabetes was associated with increased mortality from ischemic heart disease, stroke, chronic kidney disease, chronic liver disease, infection, and cancer of the liver, pancreas and female breast.”

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/01/170117140126.htm

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