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Diabetes incidence and glucose intolerance prevalence increase with higher outdoor temperature

Overview of attention for article published in BMJ Open Diabetes Research & Care, March 2017
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Title
Diabetes incidence and glucose intolerance prevalence increase with higher outdoor temperature
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BMJ Open Diabetes Research & Care, March 2017
DOI 10.1136/bmjdrc-2016-000317
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Lisanne L Blauw, N Ahmad Aziz, Martijn R Tannemaat, C Alexander Blauw, Anton J de Craen, Hanno Pijl, Patrick C N Rensen

Abstract

Rising global temperatures might contribute to the current worldwide diabetes epidemic, as higher ambient temperature can negatively impact glucose metabolism via a reduction in brown adipose tissue activity. Therefore, we examined the association between outdoor temperature and diabetes incidence in the USA as well as the prevalence of glucose intolerance worldwide. Using meta-regression, we determined the association between mean annual temperature and diabetes incidence during 1996-2009 for each US state separately. Subsequently, results were pooled in a meta-analysis. On a global scale, we performed a meta-regression analysis to assess the association between mean annual temperature and the prevalence of glucose intolerance. We demonstrated that, on average, per 1°C increase in temperature, age-adjusted diabetes incidence increased with 0.314 (95% CI 0.194 to 0.434) per 1000. Similarly, the worldwide prevalence of glucose intolerance increased by 0.170% (95% CI 0.107% to 0.234%) per 1°C rise in temperature. These associations persisted after adjustment for obesity. Our findings indicate that the diabetes incidence rate in the USA and prevalence of glucose intolerance worldwide increase with higher outdoor temperature.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 1 1%
Belgium 1 1%
Unknown 82 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 16 19%
Student > Ph. D. Student 13 15%
Student > Master 10 12%
Student > Bachelor 8 10%
Other 6 7%
Other 17 20%
Unknown 14 17%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 16 19%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 9 11%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 9 11%
Environmental Science 7 8%
Nursing and Health Professions 6 7%
Other 19 23%
Unknown 18 21%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 443. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 07 September 2021.
All research outputs
#38,159
of 19,033,718 outputs
Outputs from BMJ Open Diabetes Research & Care
#10
of 790 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#1,247
of 277,169 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMJ Open Diabetes Research & Care
#1
of 18 outputs
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