Sugar Crush, Diabetes and China

Sugar Crush  – Now available in China . The word is spreading!

The need for Sugar Crush is evident by the rise is diabetes in China, just as Dr Jacoby predicted in 1981.

According to the BloombergBusiness article, the increase has become a “catastrophe”.

China’s diabetes epidemic is worse than previously estimated — much worse.

The most comprehensive nationwide survey for diabetes ever conducted in China shows 11.6 percent of adults, or 114 million, has the disease. The finding, published yesterday in the Journal of the American Medical Association, adds 22 million diabetics, or the population of Australia, to a 2007 estimate and means almost one in three diabetes sufferers globally is in China.

Chinese are developing the metabolic disease at a lower body mass index than Americans, the researchers found, meaning that changes in diet and physical activity stoked by rapid economic development are resulting in an earlier onset of the obesity-linked disease. The epidemic will worsen with 40 percent of 18-to-29-year-olds on the verge of developing diabetes, which increases the risk of stroke, heart attack and kidney failure.

and this, from the Wall Street Journal Diabetes Healthcare article

The last decade has brought greater wealth to a country of 1.34 billion, but with fatter wallets has come drastic changes in lifestyle, including diet and migration to cities, that have put the population’s health at peril. Major causes of death have shifted from infectious diseases and diet-related deficiencies to hypertension and obesity and now more than 260 million of the country’s citizens suffer from a chronic disease, according to data from China’s Ministry of Health.

Prevalence of diabetes reached 11.6% of adults, with men having a higher rate 12.1% than women, at 11%, the study said. That surpasses the 2007 rate of 9.7%, or 92.4 million adults, according to an earlier study from the Journal. It also exceeds the 11.3% prevalence of diabetes in adults over the age of 20 in the U.S., according to data from the American Diabetes Association.

Spread the word. Share this post!

Leave a comment

Translate »