International Diabetes Federation

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366M Now Have Diabetes

And report says numbers are growing

(Newser) - The diabetes epidemic is getting worse, the International Diabetes Federation said today, estimating that 366 million people across the globe now have the disease. In comments delivered at a European meeting in Lisbon, the group called the numbers "staggering," noting that 4.6 million people die of diabetes... More »

Japan Wages War on Waists

Japanese workers told to tighten belts

(Newser) - Japan has launched an unprecedented national campaign to help its residents lose their love handles. The nation now requires local governments and corporations to annually measure the waistline of everyone age 40 to 74, the New York Times reports. Women over 35.4 inches and men over 33.5 inches—... More »

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