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Diabetes is being driven by unhealthy lifestyles

The statement is the Secretary General of the UN, during a speech to mark the World Diabetes Day

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The "fast foods" are foods that concentrate high in fat

Although most people are at higher risk of getting diabetes by genetic issues, the disease is being driven by unhealthy lifestyles.

These behaviors are driven by the globalization of commerce and advertise unhealthy food. Moreover, rapid urbanization, physical inactivity and aging also contribute. The statement is part of the statement of the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon, was held to mark the World Diabetes Day, on Thursday (14).

According to Ban, the disease is increasing in all regions, affecting mainly the young and the poor. He also pointed out that it is a serious problem, but it can be fought in individual stocks and / or collective to prevent and control the disease.

<b> food and lack of exercise </ b>

Poor diet and lack of exercise result in obesity and are considered the main causes of the increasing incidence of diabetes.

The WHO states that reduce the number of babies and children with excess weight is crucial in the fight against the disease.

According to the UN chief, is that governments governments support small farmers, promote sustainable agriculture and to encourage people to eat healthy products and physical activities, avoiding foods high in fat such as "fast foods".

<b> Global Action Plan </ b>

According to the Secretary-General, nearly 100 years after insulin was first used to save the life of a diabetic patient, many people still die from lack of access to the hormone.

Ban said that many do not know they have diabetes and that without treatment, patients often die prematurely of heart attack, stroke or kidney problems. many people lose their sight or are forced to amputate a limb.

He urged countries to fulfill the promise to combat the rise in obesity associated with diabetes, remembering the signing earlier this year, the Plano de Ação Global para a Prevenção e Controle de Doenças Não Transmissíveis. The document was adopted by the countries in the World Health Assembly