Diabetes Has Become One of the Most Expensive and Lethal Diseases in the World


By Dr. Mercola Late last year, research1,2,3 showed life expectancy has declined in the U.S. for the first time in two decades, leaving researchers searching for clues as to the cause. While drug overdoses appear to have contributed to the decline, obesity also plays a major role. Now, a follow-up study4 suggests type 2 diabetes is a major factor. As reported by Vox:5 “[R]esearchers have long known that diabetes is an underreported cause of death on death certificates, the primary data source for determining life expectancy trends. That’s because people with diabetes often have multiple health conditions, or “comorbidities,” such as cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, obesity and even cancer … [According to] Andrew Stokes, assistant professor of global health at Boston University’s School of Public Health … ‘[T]o some extent, deaths that should be attributed to diabetes go to other causes.'” Indeed, the links between diabetes and other lethal conditions
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2017/02/22/diabetes-expensive-lethal-disease.aspx

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