Dramatic rise in type 2 diabetes

School Of Nutrition Posted Jun 10, 2014 Future Fit Training

More than one in three adults in England are on the cusp of developing type-2 diabetes, new research suggests...

Dramatic rise in type 2 diabetes

If nothing is done to stop the trend, there will be a steep surge in this form of diabetes within the next few years, according to the authors of a report published in the British Medical Journal. Their study found that in 2011, the number of people diagnosed with pre-diabetes tripled from 11.6 per cent in 2003 to 35.3 per cent.

The authors said: “This rapid rise in such a short period of time is particularly disturbing because it suggests that large changes on a population level can occur in a relatively short period of time. According to diabetes UK up to 80 per cent of cases of type 2 diabetes could be avoided or delayed by making lifestyle changes.

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