Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Obesity's 'rising tide' adds Type 2 diabetes challenges worldwide

Monday's publication of the Global Burden of Disease study in The Lancet focuses on years of healthy life lost due to illness such as impaired mobility, hearing, vision or pain in 188 countries between 1990 and 2013. Diabetes went up in the rankings from #10 in 1990 to #7, Vos said. About 60 per cent of the diabetes in the world can be attributed to rising exposure to obesity and excess weight. Read more.

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