Di­a­betes epi­demic costs $850bn a year

The New Age (Free State) - - NEWS -

BRUS­SELS: The num­ber of peo­ple liv­ing with di­a­betes has tripled since 2000, push­ing the global cost of the dis­ease to $850bn (R12 tril­lion) a year. The epi­demic is spread­ing fast in poorer coun­tries as peo­ple adopt West­ern di­ets and ur­ban life­styles.

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