Diabetes robs nine years

Such a conclusion was made by scientists from Oxford University as a result of the study, participated in the cat residents of China. In this over the past few years, the number of people with diabetes increased by 4 times, reaching the 100 million mark.

American experts began the study in 2004. It was attended by more than 500 thousand citizens of the five cities and five provinces in China between the ages of 30 to 79 years. Diabetes was detected in 6% of them. The majority of endocrine disease sufferers living in cities with more developed medicine.

Research has shown that people with diabetes die 2 times more likely than their healthy peers, and the principal amount of the deaths occurred in the province. In rural areas, diabetes, life expectancy decreased, on average, for 10 years, while in metropolitan areas to 8. The most common cause of death was ischemic heart disease, stroke, kidney disease and liver, as well as some cancers.

Now scientists urge the Chinese authorities to change the health care system, to prevent the spread of diabetes, and to improve the quality of life is already sick according endocrine disease.