Diabetes Rose Slowly in the 1990s...
NOVEMBER 01, 2003
Experts at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) were surprised by the findings of a diabetes study. The study showed that diabetes rates increased only slightly from an estimated 8.2% of adults in 1988-1994 to 8.6% in 1999-2000, despite a sharp increase in obesity. CDC health officials had anticipated a larger increase because obesity has been rising rapidly. During the 1990s, obesity rose by 61%. As of 2000, 19.8% of US adults were obese, according to the CDC. The officials warned, however, that because diabetes is a slow-developing disease, diabetes rates could increase sharply over the next few years.
AF Risk Increases with More Pregnancies
One study linked multiple pregnancies to an increased risk of developing atrial fibrillation later in life, and another investigated the association between premature delivery and cardiovascular disease.