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Obesity causing dramatic increase in diabetes

A recent WHO (World Health Organization) report has revealed that mortality due to diabetes is set to increase by 25% over ten years due to obesity. The study based in the UK found that the percentage of people overweight has risen, which is a primary risk factor for developing such chronic diseases as type 2 diabetes, heart disease and cancer. Diabetes has not provided such a medical challenge until the advent of affluence into society, illustrated by sedentary lifestyles and overindulgence with easily accessible, high fat content foodstuffs. Diabetes influences the development of other health problems as stroke, heart disease, peripheral vascular disease, hypertension, peripheral nerve disease, kidney disease, kidney failure, and blindness.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by The Observer

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About: Obesity causing dramatic increase in diabetes

Date: 2 October 2005

Source: The Observer

Author: Anuschka Asthana

URL: http://observer.guardian.co.uk/uk_news/story/0,6903,1583055,00.html

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