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Do you know these facts about diabetes?

 

Facts about diabetes

Diabetes is an emerging global epidemic that can be traced back to rapid increases in overweight, obesity and physical inactivity. According to WHO,  Type 2 diabetes is much more common than type 1 diabetes, and accounts for around 90% of all diabetes worldwide. Reports of type 2 diabetes in children – previously rare – have increased worldwide. In some countries, it accounts for almost half of newly diagnosed cases in Continue Reading

Countries that charge tax to curb obesity

Countries that charge fat tax on food

What is fat or soda tax?

In order to decrease the consumption of foods that may cause obesity, fat tax or surcharge is placed upon fattening food, beverages or on overweight individuals. In various studies it is found out that as the price of a food decreases, obesity increases. Ironically in the world today, the unhealthy food is way cheaper than the healthy one. In the United States of America, three states have exceeded 35% and 22 states have obesity rates above 30%, according to 2015 data. Continue Reading