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98 per cent type 2 diabetes increase by 2020

According to a UK health survey, by 2020 type 2 diabetes cases could soar by as much as 98 per cent. The statistic was reported in the study ‘A prediction of Obesity Trends for Adults and their associated diseases: Analysis from the Health Survey for England 1993-2007.” The report has just been updated with the current predictions.
According to the National Heart Forum, who made the predictio, the new data was compared with previous estimated published in 2004. Kim McPherson reportedly commented. “The updated analysis shows the predicted proportion of adults who will be obese aged 20-65 is 41% for men, and 36% for women. In the 40-65 age group, the predictions are 44% for men and 38% for women,” according to the National Heart Forum. The predicted proportion of adults who will be overweight aged 20-65 is 40% for men and 32% for women. In the 40-65 age group, the updated predictions are that 40% of men and 32% of women will be overweight.”
The NHF reportedly continued: “These trends demonstrate that the cautiously optimistic picture we presented in November 2009 for a leveling off of future obesity rates among children is not mirrored in adults. There are already more men who are obese than who are of a healthy weight and by the end of the decade obese men and women could outnumber those who are overweight. The serious health problems associated with obesity mean that these continuing rising trends will impose a substantially increased burden on the NHS. The Government needs to redouble its efforts to tackle obesity. We are being overwhelmed by the effects of today’s ‘obesogenic’ environment, with its abundance of energy dense food and sedentary lifestyles.”

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