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Global Diabetes Rates Are Rising as Obesity Spreads

WASHINGTON - The global diabetes rate has risen by nearly half over the past two decades, according to a new study, as obesity and the health problems it spawns have taken hold across the developing world. The prevalence of diabetes has been rising in rich countries for several decades, largely driven by increases in the rate of obesity.

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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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