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Obesity is the cause of surging diabetes figures

The Audit Commission in Wales noted that 3% of the population of Wales had diabetes with the prevalence as high as 20% in minority ethnic communities. It is also believed that another 1 % have undiagnosed diabetes. 9% of hospital costs are a result of diabetes. By 2025, these figures are expected to increase by 28%. More than 80% of diabetes cases are caused by weight gain. Healthy eating and exercise could reverse this trend caused by modernization.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by The Western Mail

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About: Obesity is the cause of surging diabetes figures

Date: 15 June 2004

Source: The Western Mail

Author: Madeleine Brindley

URL: http://icwales.icnetwork.co.uk/0100news/0200wales/tm_objectid=14333179&method=full&siteid=50082&headline=beating-diabetes-name_page.html

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