Nell'anziano, il diabete di nuova insorgenza è ampiamente attribuibile allo stile di vita

"Even among older adults, a healthy lifestyle, one that includes physical activity, healthy dietary habits, smoking cessation, and light or moderate alcohol use, is associated with a significantly lower incidence of new-onset diabetes mellitus. Researchers showed that 80% of new cases of diabetes are attributable to these risk factors, a number that increases when obesity is included as a risk factor.”