Study: Di­a­betes causes loss of life in Chi­nese pa­tients

China Daily (Canada) - - NEWS CAPSULE -

Peo­ple in China di­ag­nosed with di­a­betes in mid­dle age lost an av­er­age nine years of life, ac­cord­ing to a new study.

The study, which was pub­lished in the Jour­nal of the Amer­i­can Med­i­cal As­so­ci­a­tion, said that in­ad­e­quate treat­ment, par­tic­u­larly in ru­ral ar­eas, was mainly to blame for that loss.

The preva­lence of di­a­betes in China has quadru­pled in the past decades, with an es­ti­mated 100 mil­lion adults now af­fected — more than any other coun­try world­wide, but the full even­tual ef­fect on mor­tal­ity is un­known.

In the study, re­searchers from the Univer­sity of Ox­ford and Pek­ing Univer­sity ex­am­ined the as­so­ci­a­tion of di­a­betes with mor­tal­ity in 500,000 adults from 10 ar­eas scat­tered through­out China.

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