TYPE TWO DI­A­BETES IS AF­FECT­ING MORE PEO­PLE THAN EVER

Fiji Sun - - Sun Spectrum -

The World Health Or­gan­i­sa­tion re­ported that the num­ber of adults with the disease has quadru­pled in just 34 years with nearly one in 11 peo­ple now es­ti­mated to have it. Glob­ally, more men than women now have di­a­betes, with ex­perts chalk­ing the soar­ing rates to the grow­ing obe­sity. High lev­els of sugar in the blood are now re­spon­si­ble for 3.7 mil­lion deaths a year, with 43 per cent of peo­ple dy­ing be­fore the age of 70, re­searchers said.

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