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U.S. diabetes rate levels off, but not for all

Overall adult diabetes rates appear to have leveled off during the past four years in the United States, in stark contrast to the two decades prior, which saw a doubling of the chronic disease, according to a new federal study.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

Don’t kid yourself as the next epidemic that is brewing is Alzheimer’s because those with diabetes are twice as likely to get Alzheimer’s. Usually there is a 15-year lag period between the start of one epidemic form of inflammation to another. The obesity epidemic started in 1980, the diabetes epidemic started in 1995, and the now the fastest growing cause of death is Alzheimer’s.

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