More Diabetics Than Ever!
Posted On Jul 20, 2011
In a study released last week by the British medical journal The Lancet, it was revealed that more than 347 million adults had diabetes worldwide by 2008, up from 153 million in 1980. This new number is significantly higher than the previous estimate of 285 million cases by 2009. Diabetes is caused by a breakdown in the body’s ability to use glucose (i.e. sugar) from the blood stream, and is typically linked to obesity (as fat cells absorb the sugar). Overall, the proportion of adults with diabetes worldwide is now 9.8% of men and 9.2% of women. According to anti-aging doctors, adult diabetes can be largely cured with an improvement in diet.