Diabetes rates double worldwideAND
Rates of diabetes have nearly tripled in the U.S., and more than doubled worldwide since 1980, according to a report this week in the British journal Lancet. More than 347 million patients have diabetes globally, and nearly 25 million in the U.S.
The study muddied the waters concerning the causes of the worldwide rise in diabetes. Previous studies have assumed, as it has in the U.S., that increased economic success lead to a diet higher in refined carbohydrates and a more sedentary lifestyle, both of which contribute to development of type 2 diabetes. And many countries with slower economic growth had slower increases in diabetes, according to the study.Oh, I don't know, say could the cause be HIGH-FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP?
HFCS was first introduced by Richard O. Marshall and Earl R. Kooi in 1957. They were, however, unsuccessful in making it viable for mass production. The industrial production process and creation was made by Dr. Y. Takasaki at the Agency of Industrial Science and Technology of Ministry of International Trade and Industry of Japan in 1965–1970. Dr. Y. Takasaki is known to many as the creator of HFCS. HFCS was rapidly introduced to many processed foods and soft drinks in the U.S. from about 1975 to 1985.No, we cannot point out the real culprit, can we.