You watch your sugar, your weight, and you exercise, all in an effort to keep at bay or to control your diabetes. But what’s the point of doing all that good when GLOBAL WARMING can also cause diabetes? Before you panic, consider the source..
According to Chelsea Clinton, “global warming” is the culprit behind 100,000 diabetes cases in America each year in what she calls, “horrifying research” that “shows correlation between global warming & rise in diabetes.” Wow, now that’s a doozy of a diagnosis.
“Horrifying research shows correlation between global warming & rise in diabetes cases,” Chelsea posted on Twitter on Wednesday, along with a link to a Los Angeles Times story to back up the madness.
Chelsea Clinton @ChelseaClinton:
“Horrifying research shows correlation between global warming & rise in diabetes cases: http://lat.ms/2nMYAu2″
2:06 PM – 22 Mar 2017
If the average temperature rises by 1 degree Celsius, the number of American adults suffering from diabetes would rise by more than 100,000 a year, reports the latimes.
According to the article, Dutch researchers noticed the number of diabetes cases claimed by the World Health Organization increased from 108 million in 1980 to 422 million in 2014. But instead of looking into how increasingly sedentary lifestyles and crappy food is fueling the problem, they decided to look into the weather. “The researchers turned to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to gather data on the prevalence of diabetes in all 50 states for each year between 1996 and 2013. They also found the average temperature in each state in each year from the National Centers for Environmental Information,” the Times reports. “Comparing the two, they found that the higher the average temperature in a particular time and place, the higher the age-adjusted incidence of diabetes. Overall, as the average annual temperature rose by 1 degree Celsius (or 1.8 degrees Fahrenheit), the number of diabetes cases rose by 3.1 per 10,000 people.” But that .00031 percent increase is only one of the “horrifying” findings. “Obesity is a risk factor for Type 2 diabetes, and the researchers also found that each 1-degree Celsius temperature increase was associated with a 0.173% increase in the prevalence of obesity,” according to the Times. h/t truthfeed