The Increase of Diabetes Over Thirty Years

According to a new study led by Professor Majid Ezzati of Imperial College London and Goodarz Danaei at Harvard, the number of adults with diabetes more than doubled between 1980 and 2008. The study, published in the Lancet, found a high correlation between rising rates of diabetes and a rise in body mass index. The Economist‘s Daily Chart summarizes the study and shows maps from the study on diabetes prevalence worldwide for men and women.

To see the article, click here.

Source: The Economist

Sachiye Day, VERTICES intern. sachiye@vertices.com

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s