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Study compares mortality rates among young, older adults with diabetes

Adults aged 45 to 75 with diabetes experienced a 58.9% all-cause mortality decline for men and 63.6% for women from 2001 to 2016, while younger adults saw an all-cause mortality decline of 33.8% for men and 6.9% for women during the same period, according to a study in Diabetologia. Researchers analyzed data from 770,078 men and women from Hong Kong, and also found that the mortality rates for all-cause, cardiovascular disease and cancer among men declined by 52.3%, 72.2% and 65.1%, respectively, and by 53.5%, 78.5% and 59.6% among women, respectively.

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