Men in middle age 50 per cent greater diabetes likelihood

According to a recent report from health charity Diabetes UK, some 2.4 per cent of men in England aged between 35 and 54 have diabetes, compared to 1.2 per cent of women of the same age. Men in this age range are over twice as likely to develop diabetes .
According to the figures from the diabetes charity, the number of diabetes cases is also soaring amongst men.
The director of care, information and advocacy at the charity, Simon O’Neill, reportedly commented: “It’s very worrying that men of this age are developing diabetes at such an alarming rate compared to their female counterparts. Most of them will have Type 2 diabetes which is strongly linked to lifestyle and can be prevented in many cases by eating a healthy balanced diet and doing regular physical activity. Women should not rest on their laurels, either. They may tend to develop the condition later in life, but the risk of death from heart disease associated with Type 2 diabetes is about 50 per cent greater in women than it is in men – not a statistic to be ignored.”

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