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Research reveals increased burden of early onset Type 2 diabetes over last 30 years

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eMediNexus    13 December 2022

A recent study published in The BMJ stated that type 2 diabetes prevalence among teenagers and young people (below 40 years) worldwide had increased significantly between 1990 and 2019. 

 

The results demonstrate that women under 30 and people in nations with low-middle and middle sociodemographic indices were significantly affected. High body mass index was also found to be the primary contributing risk factor.

 

Researchers used data from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2019 to determine estimated new cases, deaths, disability-adjusted life years (DALYs), and quality of life due to type 2 diabetes in teenagers and young adults from 204 different nations and territories between 1990 and 2019.

 

The findings demonstrate that the age-standardized incidence rate of diabetes ">The prevalence of type 2 diabetes in adolescents and young adults increased from 117 cases per 100,000 people in 1990 to 183 cases in 2019, and the age-standardized DALYs rate increased from 106 cases per 100,000 people in 1990 to 150 cases per 100,000 people in 2019.

 

It was observed that women at younger ages had higher death and disability-adjusted life years (DALY) rates than males; however, these discrepancies were reversed as people got older, except nations with low sociodemographic indices.

 

These results lay the groundwork for comprehending the epidemic nature of type 2 diabetes and encourage quick action to address the problem worldwide.

 

(Source: https://www.hindustantimes.com/lifestyle/health/rise-in-type-2-diabetes-among-youth-over-last-30-years-research-101670822900805.html) 

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