Diabetes Rates Will Skyrocket Without Heathier Diets, Exercise

Time "Healthland" Blog, Monday, October 25, 2010 10:45 AM
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Experts are projecting a rise in diabetes cases that is even higher than the scary figures they've thrown out in the past, Alice Park reports -- a development that has huge implications for both food and healthcare marketers.

The number of Americans with diabetes will likely triple by 2050, according to the Centers for Disease Control, and may rise from one in 10 adults today to 33% of the adult population within decades.

The National Institutes of Health Diabetes Prevention Program recently reported that lifestyle changes such as a healthier diet and increased exercise could reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes by as much as 58% in those most vulnerable to the condition, Park writes.

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