Beijing, China (4E) – There are over `100 million adults that are living with diabetes in China, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
According to the study, China ahs the highest number of diabetics in the world.
It is believed changing diet and lifestyles in China are to blame .
The researchers warned in the journal that without an effective national intervention China could face “a major epidemic of diabetes-related complications” in the near future, including cardiovascular disease, stroke and chronic kidney disease.
Nearly 12 per cent of Chinese adults have be diagnosed with diabetes, while about 50 per cent are at the risk of developing the disease, according to the study, which means up to 114 million Chinese adults are diabetic and another 493 million are thought to be pre-diabetic.