Type 2 diabetes triples in China in a decade

Type 2 diabetes, a disease linked to inactivity and excess calories, has more than tripled in China over the past decade, so much so that “China, unfortunately, has become the world’s capital for diabetes,” said Michael Rosenblatt, Merck’s chief medical officer.

All efforts are toward bringing new medication and China’s diabetes drugs market will expand 20 percent annually to reach US$3.2 billion by 2016.

Absent from the treatment is a return to their ancestral diet, based on a plant-based, whole food nutrition, where diabetes was essentially non-existent. The adoption of such a diet combined with some exercises has shown to stop the disease for most.

Source: BusinessWeek.com


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