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Diabetes On The Rise, Especially In The South

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A new study just confirmed for us what we all most likely could've guessed anyway…

Diabetes is on the rise in the U.S.!

The study found a drastic increase in the number of people diagnosed with diabetes between 1995 and 2010.

Some of the most dramatic spikes were in the South and in Appalachian states.

We're not exaggerating, the number of diagnosed cases grew by 50% or more in 42 states and went up literally 100% in 18 states!!

States with the most ridiculous increases were Oklahoma, who went up 226%; Kentucky, up 158%; Georgia, up 145%; Alabama, up 140%, Washington, up 135%, and West Virginia, up 131%.

That's insane!

Lead author of the report said:

"These rates will continue to increase until effective interventions and policies are implemented to prevent both diabetes and obesity."

Numbers aren't looking great for humans as a species either.

At this rate, they're predicting that by 2030, as many as 552 MILLION globally will have diabetes!

That's scary! Start eating healthy right now!

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