diabetic ulcers. From 1980 to 2008, the number of adults with diabetes soared from 153 million to 347 million worldwide, according to a large study published this week in The Lancet. In the US the incidence rate rose more than 60% and jumped 79% in women. Population aging accounts for much of the increase, but obesity has played a major role. The study was funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and WHO. Click the following hyperlinks to read the Lancet abstract, a summary from the Imperial College of London, and a blurb in The Economist, complete with world maps and a swipe at America's "hefty reputation." Not very cricket.
[Map: The Economist]
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