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China Takes Over as Diabetes Capital of the World | April 22, 2010

The BBC recently reported China as the diebetes capital of the world…

One in 10 adults in China, or approximately 92 million people, has Type 2 diabetes, making the country the new diabetes capital of the world, according to a recent report. India was previously thought to have the highest number of diabetics in the population, according to a recent article from the BBC.

The majority of the cases in China remain undiagnosed. The report notes that there is an estimated additional 150 million with pre diabetes. A similar percentage of people in the U.S. have diabetes, but China has a much greater overall population, leading to the higher overall number of people with diabetes. A study last year notes that more than 60% of the global cases of diabetes would occur in Asia.

Researchers suggest that the urbanization and improvements in lifestyle in China have contributed the growing number of cases.

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