Diabetes : 400 million Chinese people concerned

Health 28 June, 2017


Published the 28.06.2017 at 18h34


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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.