Diabetes : 400 million Chinese people concerned
Published the 28.06.2017 at 18h34
The vices of western societies have come to gain the Empire of the middle. In particular junk food. Its population is paying now the consequences on his health.
A study published in JAMA on Tuesday, book of alarming statistics on the state of health of the Chinese. Nearly 11 % of adults are now diabetic – diabetes-type 1 and type 2 together.
Other statistics are particularly worrying : they would also be more than one-third (36 %) to be suffering from prediabetes. Their blood glucose is not high enough to validate the diagnosis (between 105 and 126 mg/L), but they are at increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes in the short term.
118 million diabetics
Almost one Chinese adult in two (47 %) would therefore be affected by diabetes ! These figures are comparable to those of the american population, which had however taken the lead on the risk factors for developing type 2 diabetes, and particularly obesity.
These results were obtained thanks to analyses performed on a cohort of more than 170 000 people. By extrapolating to the whole of the chinese population, they give the dizzy. Among adults, representing 1.09 billion people, with $ 388 million suffer from prediabetes, and 118 million of diabetes. Together, they represent over 7 times the population of france.