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Diabetes

27 June 2011

Diabetes doubled since 1980

The number of adults with diabetes worldwide has more than doubled since 1980, with almost 350 million now affected.

The number of adults with diabetes worldwide has more than doubled since 1980, with almost 350 million now affected, according to a new study published in The Lancet medical journal.

Diabetes is caused by poor blood sugar control and can lead to heart disease and stroke and can damage the kidneys, nerves and eyes. High blood sugar levels and diabetes kill three million people across the world each year.

 

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