Flash: diabetes will be in between husband and wife "infect"!

flash: diabetes can be in between husband and wife

the original diabetes can be "infected", but the spread of the media is not bacteria, viruses and other microbes infect a source, but a way of life.

a few days ago, by ruijin hospital affiliated to Shanghai jiaotong university school of medicine NingGuang academicians, professor Wang Weiqing team of diabetes related research results in the "Am J Epidemiol." magazine.Results show that a spouse will affect some of the same lifestyle between diabetes, obesity, the incidence of metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular disease.

the research project in 2011 to 2012 based on the community, in 34805 in the age of 40 or more Chinese couple to carry out the research.The research team investigated whether diabetes spouse, according to international standard has higher incidence of metabolism of diabetes and cardiovascular disease.All participants are accepted standard oral glucose tolerance test, and provide detailed information on clinical, social, population and lifestyle.

results show that compared with spouse for participants in patients without diabetes, spouse participants with higher probability of diabetes suffer from diabetes, obesity, metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular disease.Among them:

  • diabetes risk: men increased by 33%, female 35% increase;

  • obesity risk: men increased by 34%, female 19% increase;

  • metabolic syndrome risk: men increased by 31%, female 12% increase;

  • risk of cardiovascular disease: men increased by 18%, women increased by 18%.

and the increase of the above risk independent of age, body mass index, education, family history of diabetes, smoking, alcohol consumption, physical activity and diet.

China has about 110 million people with diabetes, accounts for about 1/10 of the total number of Chinese adults.If do not take action as soon as possible, reduce the unhealthy diet and lack of exercise, such as the dangerous factors in the way of life, that number is expected to rise to 150 million in 2040, to have serious impact on health and social economy.

, experts say, some of the same lifestyle between spouses influence on diabetes, obesity, metabolic syndrome and risk of cardiovascular disease, and change the bad way of life is the most effective way to prevention or treatment of diabetes.The research results also for individual metabolism of diabetes and cardiovascular disease risk identification provides a simple and valuable information.Literature reference:

Am J Epidemiol. 2016 Sep 1;184 (5) : 400-9.

Prevalence of Diabetes and Cardiometabolic Disorders in Spouses of Diabetic Individuals.

flash: Diabetes can be in between husband and wife

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