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Article Type: Food facts From: Nutrition & Food Science, Volume 41, Issue 6
Diet-driven blood sugar imbalances – or type 2 diabetes – is reaching pandemic levels in the developed world, and it is spreading fast to the developing world, with 220 million people affected globally, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO). It kills 3.4 million every year and costs around €200 billion per year – set to rise to €300 billion by 2025.
In a four-part special edition, NutraIngredients explores the widely misunderstood condition, its cost and how can diet and nutrition help.