Worldwide Diabetes Prevalence Up 45% Since 1990 As Obesity Spreads In Developing Countries, Study Says
New York Times: Global Diabetes Rates Are Rising as Obesity Spreads
“The global diabetes rate has risen by nearly half over the past two decades, according to a new study, as obesity and the health problems it spawns have taken hold across the developing world. … The study, published Monday in the British medical journal The Lancet, reported a 45 percent rise in the prevalence of diabetes worldwide from 1990 to 2013…” (Tavernise, 6/8).
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