Medicine: Diet or Die

The U.S. death rate from diabetes is still going up and has been going up alarmingly since 1900. The death rate for 1940 is three times as great (27 deaths per 100,000 population) as it was 40 years ago, and last week the Census Bureau reported it was still rising. Even more striking: the diabetes death rate is now 68% higher than in 1922, when insulin was discovered by Toronto's late Sir Frederick Banting and diabetics were presumably given a new lease on life.

The disease has risen from 27th to 10th place among causes...

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