at least it seems to be in their adults

I have to tell you that I was extremely surprised to find this article, because I really had no idea.

medical clinic in India

medical clinic in India

India Battles Diabeties “Epidemic”, via BBC

And, yes, it is Type 2 Adult Onset Diabetes. And, yes, it is because of the food they eat and a shift to a sedentary lifestyle. But the figures are staggering… 3 million a year die from it and 250 million are affected.

What worries the health professionals is that type 2 diabetes, which is the variety that is spreading so fast, is on a seemingly unstoppable rise in villages and rural areas.

It just reminds me of a conversation I had and article I wrote once, about how the United States only export is our lifestyle and it’s what is killing all of us. We have marketed ourselves so well, that people give up their traditions and change how they live and eat and it turns around and kills them.

This disease used to exist in such small numbers. Now, it is the leading killer of many nations. All because of what people eat. It’s really quite sad.


~ by cshells58 on November 14, 2008.

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