Tom Hanks surprised many when he announced on David Letterman that he has Type 2 diabetes, but the alarming fact is that over 347 million adults have diabetes globally and 8.3 percent live in the US. Hanks attributed that losing and gaining weight for roles caused his diabetes. In “A League of Their Own” Hanks packed on weight for his role and in “Castaway” the actor lost over forty pounds.
“Gaining and losing of weight may have had something to do with this because you eat so much bad food and you don’t get any exercise when you’re heavy,” Hanks said in a press conference.
Other celebrities are fighting the disease and reversed their fate.
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