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OVER 6,000 PEOPLE SUFFER FROM DIABETES IN ENGLAND AND “IT WILL BE EVEN WORSE”

OVER 6,000 PEOPLE SUFFER FROM DIABETES IN ENGLAND AND “IT WILL BE EVEN WORSE”

Breaking News, brexit, children, Data Journalism, Food, Health, Obesity, Uncategorized
There are almost 4 million people who have been diagnosed with diabetes in the United Kingdom, according to the last figures released by NHS Digital and Diabetes UK. Even though medical techniques are improving, the number of diabetes cases is strongly increasing. Diabetes UK predicted in its reports that if nothing changes, more than five million people will have diabetes by 2025. The last statistics include men and women who are over 17 years old and have type 1 or 2 diabetes. England is the area with the biggest percentage of people suffering from this disease among the UK, in this country the number has increased by almost one million in just 7 years. Even though type 2 diabetes is the most frequent in adults, a great percentage of children seem to suffer from type 1 diab...
Beware of maternal obesity, warns England’s Chief Medical Officer

Beware of maternal obesity, warns England’s Chief Medical Officer

Health, Obesity, ReportingWeek2
CMO Professor Dame Sally Davies’ report states that maternal obesity is on the rise, and poses major health risks for both mother and baby. Dame Sally's research reveals that obesity is not only likely to cause complications during pregnancy, but also compromises the health of children in their growing years. According to the report, which closely examines women's health conditions in England,  51 per cent of England’s women are currently overweight or obese. Furthermore, an obese mother could suffer from a variety of issues ranging from decreased fertility to increased chances of miscarriage, gestational diabetes and related complications. For the foetus, an obese mother could increase chances of stillbirth or metabolic and developmental abnormalities. Dame Sally’s rep