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CDC Estimates 40 Percent of Americans Will Develop Type II Diabetes

New data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows a dramatic increase in the percentage of Americans who are predicted to develop diabetes at some point in their lives. An article by HealthDay News reports the findings of the CDC study that were published August 13, 2014 in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology.

The majority of the people with diabetes have Type II, wherein the body either does not produce enough insulin or is resistant to the effects of insulin. Insulin is necessary for the body to use sugars and metabolize food properly. The study analyzed the records of around 600,000 adults to estimate the risk of diabetes development within the population as well as the effect on lifespan.

While the news of rising cases of Type II diabetes seems grim, researchers also found that those who have diabetes are living longer than they had in the past. This is due largely to better available treatment for the disease as well as improved symptomatic treatment to mitigate the dangerous consequences and co-morbidities of diabetes.

The primary focus now turns to guiding Americans towards a healthy lifestyle that prevents the development of Type II diabetes. A healthier way of living can help not only the prevention of diabetes, but also the prevention of a large number of associated conditions.

While obesity is often considered a major factor in the development of diabetes, Lopez McHugh attorneys are currently pursuing diabetes lawsuits against Pfizer for its cholesterol drug Lipitor. The diabetes lawsuits allege the drug Lipitor has caused Type II diabetes in women using the drug. Lipitor plaintiffs claim that this risk was unknown to consumers and harmful to many women who took the drug.

If you are a woman who was diagnosed with new-onset, Type II diabetes while taking Lipitor, then you may be eligible for compensation through a Lipitor diabetes lawsuit. Contact an experienced Lipitor lawyer at Lopez McHugh before your time to file a lawsuit runs out.