About 9 percent of the people living in the United States suffer from type 2 diabetes. With the vast majority of the population currently regarded as obese (about 68 percent), this percentage is likely to increase if something is not done soon to prevent it.
Luckily, there is a cheap and easy solution to that – dieting and exercising. A team of researchers from the Community Preventive Services Task force set to analyze the findings of 53 studies that reviewed 66 types of diet and exercising programs.
It hardly comes as a surprise that they concluded diet and exercise really works and helps prevent diabetes and combat it once the person has become ill.
There are many people at risk in the United States. Being at risk doesn’t only mean that your parents might have been sick, but also that you are obese or very much overweight, you have a sedentary lifestyle and your diet is full of unhealthy fat and sugar.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services encourages doctors and other health officials to help promote a healthier lifestyle among Americans, given the fact that many of them are so much at risk of developing non-communicable diseases (NCDs).
These are sometimes mistakenly regarded as chronic diseases and include a variety of conditions such as diabetes, strokes, heart attacks, cancer, kidney failure, autoimmune diseases and many others that can eventually lead to the person’s death. In fact, NCDs account for 68 percent of deaths every year, all over the world.
Although there is a wide variety of factors involved in the development of such conditions, including obesity, gender, genetics and pollution, they can be prevented with a more balanced diet and a good exercising program.
There have been many campaigns lately to support a better lifestyle. It is important that these campaigns aim to support the poor communities as well, given the fact that the highest rate of obesity is recorded with people who have low financial resources.
However, according to health experts, exercising and a proper diet that excludes sugar and refined products is something almost everybody has access to.
The results of the study were published in the journal Internal Annals of Medicine.
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