New statistical research carried out by a team of experts at the University of Southampton suggests that the number of people dying as a result of diabetes may be directly influenced by ‘male macho attitudes’.
Professors Robert Peveler and Colin Pritchard of the Mental Health research unit at the University’s School of Medicine found that during the period studied (1974-1997) while the numbers of youth and young adults dying from diabetes fell, there was still a disproportionately higher death rate among young men.
Their findings are based on detailed analysis of the most recent international mortality statistics conducted by the World Health Organisation. The research team used these statistics to compare and contrast changes in the death rates of youth and young adults by gender – both within individual countries and between countries of the developed world.
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