As Many As A Third Of Americans Will Have Diabetes By 2050

The blue circle symbol used to represent diabetes

The blue circle symbol used to represent diabetes

Obesity truly is the “Killer At Large.” If this statistic won’t stop people from consuming vast quantities of HCFC-laced junk food and soda, I don’t know what will. From Reuters:

Up to a third of U.S. adults could have diabetes by 2050 if Americans continue to gain weight and avoid exercise, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention projected on Friday.

The numbers are certain to go up as the population gets older, but they will accelerate even more unless Americans change their behavior, the CDC said.

“We project that, over the next 40 years, the prevalence of total diabetes (diagnosed and undiagnosed) in the United States will increase from its current level of about one in 10 adults to between one in five and one in three adults in 2050,” the CDC’s James Boyle and colleagues wrote in their report.

“These are alarming numbers that show how critical it is to change the course of type-2 diabetes,” CDC diabetes expert Ann Albright said in a statement.

“Successful programs to improve lifestyle choices on healthy eating and physical activity must be made more widely available because the stakes are too high and the personal toll too devastating to fail.”

The CDC says about 24 million U.S. adults have diabetes now, most of them type-2 diabetes linked strongly with poor diet and lack of exercise…

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  • Ironaddict06

    Few people realize how powerfull/important what they consume effects their health. This past week I noticed that “THEY” started putting HFCS in some wheat bread. Here’s a quick HEALTH 101 LESSON on HFCS.
    HFCS-is a combination of glucose&frutcose. Glucose is measured when taking your blood sugar. Glucose is in your carbohydrates you eat, and frutcose is in the fruit you eat. When you eat carbohydrates(glucose) your body produces LEPTIN-which signals to your brain that your body if full. Frutcose does not produce LEPTIN.

  • Ironaddict06

    Few people realize how powerfull/important what they consume effects their health. This past week I noticed that “THEY” started putting HFCS in some wheat bread. Here’s a quick HEALTH 101 LESSON on HFCS.
    HFCS-is a combination of glucose&frutcose. Glucose is measured when taking your blood sugar. Glucose is in your carbohydrates you eat, and frutcose is in the fruit you eat. When you eat carbohydrates(glucose) your body produces LEPTIN-which signals to your brain that your body if full. Frutcose does not produce LEPTIN.

  • Dustin_deloach

    wow, isn’t that also the symbol for the punk band The Germs? coincidence? CONSPIRACY?

  • Dustin_deloach

    wow, isn’t that also the symbol for the punk band The Germs? coincidence? CONSPIRACY?

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