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Diabetes and obesity rates rising

25th October 2010

The charity Diabetes UK has warned that the number of people with diabetes in the UK has risen by about 5% over the past 12 months and warns that failure to act could have serious implications for public health.

Latest figures show that the number of cases of people diagnosed with diabetes – which is linked to being obese, overweight and an unhealthy diet - has risen by 150,000 to 2.8 million. Some 10% of NHS spending goes on diabetes and its complications.

 

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