Obesity crisis sends diabetes rate soaring among the under 40s
The diabetes epidemic will cause our longevity to drop across all sectors of society and will bankrupt countries if it is not stopped.
"It’s almost entirely obesity. How fat you are is the top and bottom of it. Not only was the overall incidence of diabetes increasing but the proportion of people aged 40 or less rose markedly."
Lead researcher Professor Craig Currie, June 2013
"Even children in their early teens have been diagnosed with diabetes. In the huge majority of cases, type II diabetes develops as a consequence of being overweight."
Dr Matt Capehorn, of the National Obesity Forum
Diabetics are more likely to suffer heart attacks and strokes than other people.
"It is likely that in a few years we will see a similar epidemic of cardiovascular disease and, after that, probably an increase in a good number of cancers as well."
Professor Jason Halford, of the UK Association for the Study of Obesity
What is the scary reality check here?
- The true rate of diagnosis in under-40s is now around SIX TIMES HIGHER than in the 1990s, at around 25,000 new cases a year
- Obesity rates roughly doubled in the same period, with 26% of adults dangerously overweight by 2010
I really do wonder at what stage will we genuinely see this as the global pandemic it actually is?
Study by researchers from Cardiff University and the Heart of England NHS Trust in Birmingham, as published in the journal Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism, June 2013. Data from doctors surgeries found that from 1991 to 1995, 577 people under 40 were diagnosed with type II diabetes. But from 2006 to 2010, that grew to more than 14,000 – a more than 20-fold increase. As reported by The Daily Mail on June 16, 2013.