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America is a Hotbed for Diabetes

Tue, 17 May 2011

Obesity is increasing throughout the world, with America being a case in point.

A third of American men and a fifth of women are obese . Obesity is also affecting the youth.

An astonishing 68 per cent, of American adults are overweight. Over a third of Americans are obese, that is, 72.5million people.

Obesity is the second biggest cause of premature death, after smoking. Obesity contributes to leading health conditions, such as, heart diseases, cancers and diabetes .

Eight out of ten type 2 diabetes cases are related to being overweight, accounting for ten per cent of the American healthcare bill.

An alarming third, 23 million, American children are overweight or obese .
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