Increased incidence of non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus among Japanese schoolchildren correlates with an increased intake of animal protein and fat.

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In 25 years, childhood diabetes tripled in Japan. Animal protein and fat also drastically increased.

TitleIncreased incidence of non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus among Japanese schoolchildren correlates with an increased intake of animal protein and fat.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1998
AuthorsKitagawa T, Owada M, Urakami T, Yamauchi K
JournalClinical pediatrics
Volume37
Issue2
Pagination111-5
Date Published1998 Feb
ISSN0009-9228
KeywordsAdolescent, Child, Child Nutritional Physiological Phenomena, Diabetes Mellitus, Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2, Dietary Fats, Dietary Proteins, Female, Glucose Tolerance Test, Humans, Insulin Resistance, Japan, Male, Obesity, Prevalence, Sex Ratio
Abstract

Non-insulin dependent diabetes (NIDDM) was diagnosed in 188 of more than 7 million Tokyo schoolchildren tested between 1974 and 1994 for glycosuria followed by oral glucose tolerance testing. The incidence rate of NIDDM in youth has continued to increase since 1976. While the daily energy intake has not changed significantly, the consumption of animal protein and fat by the Japanese population has greatly increased during the past two decades, and this change in diet, with low levels of physical activity, may exacerbate insulin resistance and glucose intolerance.

Alternate JournalClin Pediatr (Phila)
PubMed ID9492119
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