How can we reverse the growth in obesity, prediabetes and diabetes?

Adopting a healthy lifestyle is essential in reversing the growth of being overweight, as well as obesity, prediabetes and diabetes. Encouraging a healthy diet, regular exercise and maintaining this lifestyle is the most effective way to improve health and reverse the growth of these chronic conditions. Individuals, families and communities should work together to create healthy environments and promote healthy choices.
Khurram Nasir, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
To halt epidemic levels of prediabetes and diabetes, we need dedicated programs designed to promote healthy eating patterns and more physical activity. Recognition of the importance of healthy lifestyles is the key.
Primary doctors should be more involved in recognizing the early warnings in adult patients. Those signs include elevated cholesterol and blood pressure readings. Once early warning signs have been detected, a lifestyle intervention should take place in order to prevent the development of full-blown cases of diabetes and related diseases. 

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