Naveed Sattar, MD and professor of metabolic medicine at the BHF Glasgow Cardiovascular Research Center at the University of Glasgow, Scotland, stated that at any given BMI, men have higher risks for mortality and diabetes, especially in middle age. Previously, it was shown that men have higher rates of diabetes in middle age than women. In a cross-sectional study, they analyzed data from about 300,000 participants ages 40 to 69 years of which 267,000 were women in a population-based cohort study initiated in 2007 to examine lifestyle, environmental, and genetic determinants of a range of diseases. Researchers compared the prevalence of self-reported diabetes across white (96.4%), South Asian (1.6%), black (1.6%), and Chinese (0.3%) adults. Results were standardized for age, socioeconomic status, BMI, and lifestyle factors, including physical activity, TV viewing, smoking status, and intake of various foods. The overall crude diabetes prevalence among men and women was 6.9% and 3.7%, respectively. The difference persisted after standardizing for age, socioeconomic status, BMI, and lifestyle factors, falling slightly in men to 6.4% and rising slightly among women to 3.9% (P < .0001). Across all ethnic groups, the standardized prevalence of diabetes was higher for men vs. women. Rates were 6% vs. 3.6% for white men and women, 21% vs. 13.8% for South Asian men and women, 13.3% vs. 9.7% for black men and women. — Ferguson LD, et al. Diabet Med. 2017;doi:10.1111/dme.13551.