Estimated Diabetes In Japan Grows To One Per Every 5.6 Adults
This article was originally published in PharmAsia News
According to a National Health and Diet Survey of 2006 conducted by Japan's Ministry of Heath, Labor and Welfare, released on April 30, the total number of diabetes patients and candidates is estimated to be 18.7 million, an increase of 15.4 percent or 2.5 million since 2002. MHLW sites a rapidly aging population, lack of exercise and high calorie diets as reasons. The estimate is based on a survey conducted in 3,600 families and utilizing blood samples of 4,296 adults. (Click here for more - Japanese language
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