Deaths from diabetes up sharply in Mexico in 2012

Deaths from diabetes up sharply in Mexico in 2012

“Mexico is suffering the worst obesity epidemic in the history of humanity”.
Dr. Abelardo Avila, of the Salvador Zubiran National Institute of Medical Sciences and Nutrition.

Study and research presented on Tuesday October 9, 2012 by the director of the consumer-advocacy group The Power of the Consumer, Alejandro Calvillo, and was based on official government data figures covered on the 2012-2013 outlook for obesity and diabetes.

Here are the very sad facts:

  • There are now almost 12 million people in Mexico with diabetes.
  • A total of 89,414 people are projected to die this year from diabetes in Mexico.
  • This is up 92% from the year 2000.
  • Over the last 6 years there were 482,654 diabetes deaths in Mexico - an increase of 35% over the previous 6 years.
  • Mexico currently ranks 8th worldwide in the prevalence of diabetes – and rising.
  • President Felipe Calderon’s Government Report from September 2010 shows the number of deaths from diabetes is rising at an annual rate of 4.1%.
  • Diabetes has been the #1 cause of death in Mexico for 12 years now – and growing.
  • Over 17% of all deaths in Mexico is now from diabetes.
  • There are 38 new cases of diabetes diagnosed EVERY HOUR.
  • Every two hours five people die from diabetes-related complications.
  • The total cost of diabetes in Mexico rose from $230 million in 2003 to $684 million in 2010.  This is a 290% increase in just 7 years.

 The problem here is that the food and beverage industries “self-regulate” which means “they do nothing”.

As reported on October 10, 2012 by Fox News Latino.

Posted: Friday 12 October 2012