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Inflammatory Ideas

New thoughts about causes of diabetes

10:13am, August 27, 2002

Eat right, exercise regularly, maintain a healthy weight, and you can reduce your risk of diabetes as you get older. Since following that advice is significantly harder than giving it, more and more people are developing type II diabetes, and researchers continue to explore its underlying causes in the hope of developing effective therapies. The task is more urgent than ever because the average age of people being diagnosed with the disease is falling as the U.S. population gets fatter. Overall, according to the American Diabetes Association, about 10 million people in the United States know they have type II diabetes, while more than 5 million with the disease remain undiagnosed.

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