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Decline of global incident diabetes rates seen in some populations

Australian researchers reviewed 47 studies and found drops in incident total rates of diabetes or type 2 diabetes in 36% of ethnicity- and age-defined populations worldwide from 2006 to 2014, including in the US, Hong Kong, Israel, South Korea, Sweden and Switzerland, compared with an increase in diabetes rates in Denmark, Germany and Portugal. However, since most of the data published in The BMJ was focused on high-income countries, this "systematic review does not provide definitive evidence that true incidence is finally falling" because of the significant differences in conditions in middle- and low-income countries, according to an accompanying editorial.

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