Apart from lung cancer, there is no other disease (diabetes) that can be almost eliminated with simple lifestyle changes.
Boston, MA (PRWEB) September 19, 2013
A new report and video from Health News Wires titled Obesity and Diabetes: A More Dangerous Connection Than Originally Suspected details a closer relationship between obesity and diabetes than first realized.
There is now strong correlations between how people eat, their lifestyle choices, and even the medication they use to treat disease and the extraordinary rise in obesity and diabetes rates in the United States.
Going back to the beginning of civilization, early humans needed to gain weight when large quantities of food was available, specifically in anticipation that the food sources would soon disappear. Modern Americans continue to over consume, even when food is readily available. Currently, food is readily available, but also processed, carbohydrate-based, genetically modified and often includes large portions of red meat. All of these contribute to an environment that contributes to gaining weight, insulin resistance, diabetes and poor health.
Being slightly overweight increases chances of developing diabetes 5 fold; severely obese people increase their diabetes risk by 60 times. Further evidence of the overweight-diabetes connection is provided by the fact that 30% of people overweight have diabetes and a staggering 85% of diabetics are overweight.
The number of people considered overweight or obese in America has increased from 13% to 34% in the last 40 years; the number of people with diabetes has doubled during that same time period.
According to Walter Willet, the Harvard School of Public Health’s Professor of Epidemiology and Nutrition, “Apart from lung cancer, there is no other disease (diabetes) that can be almost eliminated with simple lifestyle changes.”
The complete Obesity and Diabetes: A More Dangerous Connection Than Originally Suspected report and video are available at: http://healthnewswires.com/obesity-and-diabetes-dangerous-connection/
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