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Diabetes is going global with almost 10% of adults worldwide suffering from some form of the disease. In countries such as the United States, the prevalence of diabetes and other obesity related health problems has come to light in recent years and the numbers are staggering. Now more countries across the globe are feeling the same pinch.
The study, which was published in the journal Lancet and covered by the Washington Post shows that diabetes in men over 25 increased from 8.3% in 1980 to 9.8% in 2008. In women that number rose from 7.5% to 9.2%. Much of this increase can be attributed to greater intake of calories and a more sedentary lifestyle which is leading to obesity.
Diabetes is a silent danger and because of the restriction of circulation that it causes many end up with blindness and even amputated limbs. Now is the time to reverse the dangerous trend by changing our lifestyles. And for some, for whom it is medically necessary, receiving weight loss surgery to improve or eliminate this dangerous disease may be the best option.