Less Decrease in Death Rates in Younger Patients with Diabetes
Jun 6, 2020
Editor: David L. Joffe, BSPharm, CDE, FACA
Author: Chardae Whitner, 2020 PharmD. Candidate, Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
Why are younger patients with diabetes not seeing the same improvements as those over 45?
According to a new study, older adults with diabetes are experiencing greater declines in all-cause mortality rates in contrast to young adults. This study, conducted by Dr. Andrea Luck and colleges at The Chinese University of Hong Kong, discovered that the death rates from all-cause mortality, cardiovascular disease, and cancer are decreasing in adults ages 45 to 64, but the rates for adults aged 24 to 44 do not see as much of a change.
The study, conducted from 2001 to 2016, consisted of the entire population of Hong Kong....
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