New Zealand is one of the developed countries with the highest rate of diabetes mellitusPublish By NZweek News Staff Updated 28/06/2011 4:20 am in Health&Lifestyle / no comments
(NZweek) – News from NZPA said, according to the study of WHO, New Zealand became one of the developed countries with the highest rate of diabetes mellitus.
Chris Baty from NZ Diabetes Mellitus research center agreed to this idea, and hopes the government could pay more attention to the situation and appeal to the public to take precautions against such diseases.
Moreover, NZ is also one of the countries with the highest rate of obesity.
Jim Mann, a nutrition professor from University of Otago, suggested that both diabetes mellitus and obesity are closely related to the public’s lifestyle.
In addition, the study showed countries like NZ with high rate of diabetes mellitus also include America, Greenland, Malta and Spain.
Countries with lowest rate of diabetes mellitus include the Netherlands, Austria and France.