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Half of all American adults have diabetes or pre diabetes

According to the American Medical association 50% of all US adults currently have diabetes or pre-diabetes.  Research shows that the disease has made gains across every racial and ethnic group in the last 18 years, regardless of income level or education.

“We found 14% of the people in the US have diabetes, and this was even higher in blacks, Asians and Hispanics,” said Andy Menke, PhD, epidemiologist and lead author for the study, which was published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Previous studies had shown cases of diabetes, once a rare disease, increasing. There are currently an estimated 27 million people with diabetes and 86 million with pre-diabetes in the US, according to the WebMD website.

sourced from RT

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