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Older men more likely to face diabetes

2nd November 2009

A study by researchers at University College London has found that men above the age of 50 are "twice as likely" to have diabetes than women of the same age.

The study of over 6,700 people aged 52-79 in Britain found that 502 has the condition. Study leader Dr Mary Pierce, of University College London, said: 'The higher numbers of men with undiagnosed diabetes may be explained by the fact that women go to their GP more often and are therefore screened more often. There needs to be much greater testing of overweight and obese people."


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