Diabetes toll has doubled to 3.7m in two decades

Diabetes toll has doubled to 3.7m in two decades
 

Experts say 3.7 million are blighted by the illness – an increase of 1.9 million since 1998 – and they fear it is only the tip of the iceberg.
A further 12.3 million are at increased risk of lifestyle-driven Type 2, a preventable but deadly condition caused by the UK’s obsession with sugary snacks.
The epidemic last night prompted Diabetes UK to call for stricter restrictions on junk food advertising and a clampdown on supermarket price promotions.
Chief executive Chris Askew said: “Diabetes is the fastest growing health crisis of our time; and the fact diagnoses have doubled in just 20... read more

 
28 February 2018 in Health, Views: 32
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