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Diabetes by the Numbers: A major international study looking at worldwide diabetes data since 1980 has discovere...

Diabetes by the Numbers: A major international study looking at worldwide diabetes data since 1980 has discovere...

A major international study looking at worldwide diabetes data since 1980 has discovered that the number of adults with the disease reached 347 million in 2008, more than double the number in 1980. The research was just published in The Lancet . The study, the largest of its kind for diabetes, was carried out by an international collaboration of researchers, led by Professor Majid Ezzati from Imperial College London and co-led by Dr. Goodarz Danaei from the Harvard School of Public Health, in collaboration with The World Health Organization and a number of other institutions. Here is a summary of some of the data they complied: • High blood glucose and diabetes are responsible for over three million deaths worldwide each year. • Between 1980 and 2008, the number of adults with diabetes rose from 153 million to 347 million. • The proportion of adults with diabetes rose to 9...

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