Study Shows Double in Global Diabetes Cases Over Three Decades

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

The number of adults worldwide with Type 2 diabetes—formerly called adult-onset diabetes—has doubled over the past three decades, to 350 million people, according to a new study by the British medical journal The Lancet. Nearly 25 million Americans have the disease, and the study also shows that a healthy diet—over excercise—is the best method for treating it. 

Dr. Rob Andrews speaks with us. Andrews is a consultant and senior lecturer in diabetes and endocrinology at the University of Bristol, in England.


Robert Andrews

Produced by:

Sitara Nieves

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