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BBC reports on World Health Day’s focus on diabetes

For World Health Day 2016 which takes place tomorrow, 7th April,  the BBC reported today (6th April) on the unrelenting March of diabetes based on a major report, the World Health Organization (WHO) which has warned that cases of diabetes had nearly quadrupled to 422 million in 2014 from 108 million in 1980.

High blood sugar levels are a major killer – linked to 3.7 million deaths around the world each year, it says. Officials said the numbers would continue to increase unless “drastic action” was taken.

The report lumps both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes together, but the surge in cases is predominantly down to type 2 – the form closely linked to poor lifestyle. As the world’s waistlines have ballooned – with one-in-three people now overweight, so too has the number of diabetes cases.

Read the full report here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-35959554

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