Experts ID social factors tied to higher diabetes rates

06/26/2013 | PhysiciansBriefing.com

Food-intake patterns, changes in exercise and environmental factors contribute to the increased rates of prediabetes and type 2 diabetes, a scientific statement on the website of Diabetes Care says. "A public health approach to alter the environments in which we live, learn, and work in order to enable healthy behavior and healthy lifestyles and, therefore, to promote health and prevent disease may hold promise for making further progress against these epidemics [obesity and type 2 diabetes]," researchers wrote.

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