Southerners Forget What It's Like To Be A Citizen Of The Greatest Country On Earth... ...diabetes is probably one of the reasons why. Researchers discover how diabetes affects specific brain area leading to memory loss <snip> Curiously, the neurodegeneration that the researcher Rodrigo Cunha and his team see caused by diabetes, is the same that occurs at the first stages of several neurodegenerative diseases, including Alzheimer's and Parkinson's... <snip> Diabetes Rate Triples In Oklahoma, Rises Dramatically In Other Southern States: Study NEW YORK The nation's diabetes problem is getting worse, and the biggest jump over 15 years was in Oklahoma, according to a new federal report issued Thursday. The diabetes rate in Oklahoma more than tripled, and Kentucky, Georgia and Alabama also saw dramatic increases since 1995, the study showed. The South's growing weight problem is the main explanation, said Linda Geiss, lead author of the report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study. "The rise in diabetes has really gone hand in hand with the rise in obesity," she said. <snip> Finally-----finally, a reason for how Republicans can claim the USofA is the greatest country on earth out of one side of their mouth while whining about secession out of the other side of their mouth. .