According to new reports from American, the rate of new diagnosis of type 2 diabetes has increased twofold in the last ten years, particularly in the southern states. According to CDC research, new cases of type 2 diabetes leapt from 4.8 per 1,000 people to 9.1 per 1,000 people between 1997-2007.
According to the author of the study, Karen Kirtland, an analyst at the US CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Division of Diabetes Translation) reportedly commented: “The risk factors for type 2 diabetes include obesity and inactivity, and we know the South has a high prevalence of both obesity and physical inactivity when compared to the other regions in the United States.”
She reportedly continued: “The message that we want to get out is to promote lifestyle interventions for people who are at risk for diabetes . People who are at risk for the disease may be able to delay it or prevent it by losing weight, being physically active and making healthy food choices.”

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