Is your spare tyre getting bigger? If so, you may be becoming part of the trend towards diabetes which starts with the increasing abdominal fat.
Global statistics show the diabetes epidemic is getting worse, according to officials from the International Diabetes Federation and the European Association for Study of Diabetes. International data suggests that one person dies from diabetes every two seconds somewhere in the world.
It is well known that diabetes type II is associated with increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease, heart attack, stroke, breast and prostate cancer, hypertension, cholesterol, depression, erectile dysfunction, migraine, gout and kidney failure, amongst other things. Diabetes type II is the Western lifestyle epidemic disease.
Many countries and healthcare systems are looking at urgent research into improved healthcare models and even drugs. However, we must look at the fundamental causes of this condition and deal with them.
Why is it that some cultures have a very low incidence of diabetes? It is well documented that the disease was relatively rare in China. However, it has now increased significantly as the Chinese are adopting the Western diet.
Interventions by individuals need to be focused on diet, exercise, stress management and lifestyle, as well as toxicity in the environment.
Here are some tips to help those who have difficulty losing weight from around their waist.
The diabetes type II epidemic is affecting everybody. We all know somebody with a pot tummy that cannot come off no matter how they try to lose weight. These friends or relatives are at increased risk of serious health problems. Simple diet and lifestyle interventions can help people to reverse these risks.
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