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With Rise in Obesity, Incidence of Diabetes Sees a Global Spike

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The study published in The Lancet found a 45% rise in global diabetes during a study period that spanned more than a decade, between 1999 and 2013.

As the world gets flat with increased globalization, chronic diseases that troubled developed nations have now spread across continents. While the sprad of infectious diseases like malaria and tuberculosis has significantly reduced, the spread of cancer and diabetes is upsetting the economics in nations like India, China, and Mexico.

The study led by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, drew from more than 35,000 data sources across 188 countries and was funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

While China contributed to the spike in global diabetes—a 56% increase between 1999 and 2013—United States topped the charts with a 71% increase during the study period. Saudi Arabia saw a 60% increase and Mexico saw a 52% increase in the rate of diabetes.

Read the complete article in The New York Times: http://nyti.ms/1T73Q5Y

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