For twenty years, the number of diabetics in the U.S. increased by 50%

Another Troubling Statistics published the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): the number of diabetic patients in 42 U.S. states has increased over twenty years (1990 to 2010) by a record 50%.

The most deplorable situation exists in the state of Oklahoma. Here, the number of diabetics has jumped by 226%. This is followed by Kentucky (158%), Georgia (145%), Alabama (140%) and Washington (135%). In at least 18 states of the country people with diabetes has increased by 100%.

One of the main causes of the disease is obesity and abuse of high-calorie foods. In addition, diabetics tend to not pay enough attention to regular exercise. Also one of the reasons is heredity. "To reduce the risk of diabetes, people need to live as a healthy way of life" — the study says.

According to the American Association of Diabetes (American Diabetes Association — ADA), the Department of Health (DOH) spends between $ 175 to $ 200 billion annually to treat and prevent the disease, as well as its many negative effects. Currently, diabetes affects nearly 26 million people — 8.4% of the population of the United States.

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