China ‘Catastrophe’ Hits 114 Million as Diabetes Spreads

Given the link between DM II and dementia, previous estimates of China’s coming dementia burden may need to be adjusted. See also:

>>The most comprehensive nationwide survey for diabetes ever conducted in China shows 11.6 percent of adults, or 114 million, has the disease. The finding, published yesterday in the Journal of the American Medical Association, adds 22 million diabetics, or the population of Australia, to a 2007 estimate and means almost one in three diabetes sufferers globally is in China.<< [Full text at Bloomberg]

As true, i.e. preventative interventions are nowhere on the horizon, it will make the  drug companies (even) happy(ier) in China, regardless of the recent brouhaha.


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