China Becomes World’s New Diabetes Capital

Almost one in ten adults in China has diabetes, a new reports says. From Reuters:

According to the report, more than 92 million adults in China have diabetes, and nearly 150 million more are well on their way to developing it. The disease is more common in people with large waistlines and in those who live in cities, the report indicates.

“For every person in the world with HIV there are three people in China with diabetes,” said David Whiting, an epidemiologist with the International Diabetes Federation, who was not involved in the research.

March 24, 2010 7:50 PM
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