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Aratiles, Muntingia Calabura Linn. as Anti-Inflammatory

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Lim, Phoebe
Lim, Syndel
Lipana, Kirk
Liu, Johanna
Llamas, Alay
Llego, Nasreen
Lopez, Camille
Lopez-Dee, Bernadette
Lorenzo, Adrian
Lorilla, Richardson
Lu, Pei-Chei

Lucila, Ana Marie
Lustre, Alexis Lorenz
Macabagdal, Jesmarie
Macalma, Glenn
Macapagal, Justin
Madrid, Bianca
Malabanan, Michelle
Malaca, Chester
Mallari, Romina
Malvar, Alfred
Mamauag, Mary Jo CHAPTER I INTRODUCTION BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY Diabetes mellitus is the most common metabolic disorder, its prevalence varying widely worldwide (Takrouri, 2009). The frequency of the diabetes escalate worldwide, with a major impact on the population of developing countries (Park's textbook of preventive and social medicine. 15th edition, 1997). (I ERASED THE USA PART I JUST FOCUSED IN THE PHILIPPINES) In the Philippines, diabetes ranked 8th in the leading causes of mortality (Department of Health, 2005). As many as 1.4 million Filipino adults (aged 20 and above) acquired diabetes in the last five years mainly because of unhealthy diets and sedentary lifestyles, according to data compiled by anti-diabetes advocates. It has been proven that the prevalence of diabetes is constantly on the rise (Takrouri, 2009). According to a study made by Wild et al, the total number of people with diabetes is projected to rise from 171 million in 2000 to 366 million in 2030 worldwide(Diabetes Care, 2004). Diabetes mellitus is a chronic disease that requires long-term medical attention both to limit the development of its devastating complications and to manage them when they do occur. It is a disproportionately expensive disease; in 2002, the per-capita cost of health care was $13,243 for people with diabetes,...

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