Food is medicine in much of the world, but as people move from tuna to spam that wisdom is being forgotten.
Roughly 60% of all cases of diabetes can be directly attributed to weight gain, for example, and the world is gaining weight.
Yach estimates that people with diabetes will “increase from 175 million in 2000 to 353 million in 2030, with the biggest increases expected in India (25 million to 59 million) and China (14 million to 25 million).” Jon-Mikel writes that 70 percent of Mexican adults are overweight or obese. Obesity and overweight are up from 59 percent in 1991 in Mexican cities.
Diabetes, pre-diabetes and weight gain are preventable, even if you live in a developed country. See your doctor.