Diabetes in the driving seat?

(Mar 28, 2019)

Those of us with an interest in population mortality find ourselves in proverbially interesting times. Established patterns of accelerating mortality improvements may have ended and we neither know precisely why this may have happened nor what will follow. Increasingly, this development is considered no short-term blip, but a change with longer-term drivers - however, what might those drivers be?

For some, the answers lie in the political sphere: Sir Michael Marmot famously pointed a finger at UK austerity, while in the US influential research considered financial insecurity and the opioid crisis. Other commentators felt austerity was insufficient to explain the patterns observed, which they saw…

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