A study conducted by 250 scientists from 25 countries has revealed that developing diabetes in the middle ages can cause premature death owing to higher chances of developing illnesses like cancers, liver and kidney diseases, lung ailments and other infections.

The study, which was coordinated by the University of Cambridge, had analyzed data on more than 800,000 people.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the leading global risks for mortality in the world are high blood pressure, tobacco use, high blood glucose, physical inactivity, and overweight and obesity.

These risks are responsible for raising the risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes and cancers. They affect countries across all income groups: high, middle and low.