Health: Baby Boomers Contracting Type II Diabetes Faster than you can say "Good Vibrations"
According to a report by the National Institutes of Health, Type II diabetes is on the rise among Americans now reaching retirement age. The study, published earlier today, suggests that over the next 14 years there will be 55% more Americans with Type II diabetes than there are today and that Baby Boomers are contracting the illness faster than you can say "Good Vibrations".
Dr. Robert Helsen,who published the paper along with Doctors Emerson, Lake and Palmer, warns that Diabetics are 2 to 4 times more likely to suffer from heart disease or stroke and that this is "a major bummer". Helsen et al further warn that Diabetics face increased risk of health problems such as high blood pressure, vision loss and nerve damage. When asked for comment, Surgeon General John Maynard Woodward called the report a "drag," sources say.