Congratulations on the inaugural issue of Diabetes Research: Open Access (DROA). Across the world, the necessity of medical practice and research concerning diabetes has been more emphasized. The significant role of this journal will be expected from now.
In recent years, lifestyle-related diseases such as obesity and diabetes have increased worldwide as non-communicable diseases (NCDs). Statistically, 71% of 57 million world deaths in 2016 were from NCDs . The United Nations meeting on NCSs reviewed the global progress for the prevention and control of NCDs, and proposed countdown 2030 for reduction of the burden of NCDs . Among NCDs, diabetes and hypertension have been prevalent and important to manage in the clinical practice .
On the other hand, various problems concerning cancer have been also important. It is said that the prevalence of cancer is generally higher in patients with obesity and diabetes mellitus . The burden of cancer attributable to obesity, expressed as population attributable fraction is 11.9%/13.1% in men/women. .