Diabetes Is The Fastest Growing Disease In The US
Did you know that diabetes is the fastest growing chronic disease in the United States?
According to a study conducted by the CDC, type 2 diabetes, the most common type of the disease, now affects over 30 million Americans, with an addition 84 million having been diagnosed as prediabetic. Type 2 diabetes, being the more common form, is impacted by a variety of factors including diet, lifestyle and genetics.
Some key statistics:
- Family: If a close relative has type 2 diabetes, you are at higher risk of developing it.
- Age: People over the age of 45 are at higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
- Weight: Being overweight increases your risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
- Blood pressure, cholesterol, and triglycerides: Keeping these levels in check is important to reduce your risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
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