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Global Diabetes Rates Are Rising as Obesity Spreads

The study, led by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, a research group, was funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. It is the largest analysis of global disability data to date, drawing on more than 35,000 data sources in 188 countries.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

The US should be less than proud to be #1 in the rise of diabetes.  Compared to the war on diabetes, we are looking pretty good in comparison with our efforts in Iraq.  However, the rise in diabetes will eventually bankrupt our country because of the growing rise in Alzheimer’s, which many neurologists call Type 3 diabetes. If you have diabetes, then you are twice as likely to develop Alzheimer’s.

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