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Diabetes in Asia

Diabetes in Asia REVIEW Epidemiology, Risk Factors, and Pathophysiology Juliana C. N. Chan, MBChB, MD Context WithincreasingglobalizationandEast-Westexchanges,theincreasingepidemic of type 2 diabetes in Asia has far-reaching public health and socioeconomic implications. Vasanti Malik, MSc Weiping Jia, MD, PhD Objective To review recent data in epidemiologic trends, risk factors, and compli- cations of type 2 diabetes in Asia. Takashi Kadowaki, MD, PhD Evidence Acquisition Search of MEDLINE using the term diabetes and other rel- Chittaranjan S. Yajnik, MD, PhD evant keywords to identify meta-analyses, systematic reviews, large surveys, and co- Kun-Ho Yoon, MD hort studies. Separate searches were performed for specific Asian countries. The re- view was limited to English-language articles published between January 1980 and Frank B. Hu, MD, PhD March 2009; publications on type 1 diabetes were excluded. NCE CONSIDERED A DIS- Evidence Synthesis The prevalence of diabetes in Asian populations has increased ease of the West, type 2 rapidly in recent decades. In 2007, more than 110 million individuals in Asia were liv- diabetes is now a global ing with diabetes, with a disproportionate burden among the young and middle aged. Ohealth priority. The Inter- Similarly, rates of overweight and obesity are increasing sharply, driven by economic national Diabetes Federation has http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA American Medical Association

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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright 2009 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.
ISSN
0098-7484
eISSN
1538-3598
DOI
10.1001/jama.2009.726
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19470990
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Abstract

REVIEW Epidemiology, Risk Factors, and Pathophysiology Juliana C. N. Chan, MBChB, MD Context WithincreasingglobalizationandEast-Westexchanges,theincreasingepidemic of type 2 diabetes in Asia has far-reaching public health and socioeconomic implications. Vasanti Malik, MSc Weiping Jia, MD, PhD Objective To review recent data in epidemiologic trends, risk factors, and compli- cations of type 2 diabetes in Asia. Takashi Kadowaki, MD, PhD Evidence Acquisition Search of MEDLINE using the term diabetes and other rel- Chittaranjan S. Yajnik, MD, PhD evant keywords to identify meta-analyses, systematic reviews, large surveys, and co- Kun-Ho Yoon, MD hort studies. Separate searches were performed for specific Asian countries. The re- view was limited to English-language articles published between January 1980 and Frank B. Hu, MD, PhD March 2009; publications on type 1 diabetes were excluded. NCE CONSIDERED A DIS- Evidence Synthesis The prevalence of diabetes in Asian populations has increased ease of the West, type 2 rapidly in recent decades. In 2007, more than 110 million individuals in Asia were liv- diabetes is now a global ing with diabetes, with a disproportionate burden among the young and middle aged. Ohealth priority. The Inter- Similarly, rates of overweight and obesity are increasing sharply, driven by economic national Diabetes Federation has

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Published: May 27, 2009

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