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India to have most diabetics in world | October 21, 2009

NEW DELHI, Oct. 21 (UPI) — India is projected to have 50.8 million diabetics

by next year, making it the diabetics’ capital of the world, the International Diabetes Federation warns. Worse still, the agency says, that number is expected to jump to 87 million or 8.4 percent of country’s adult population by 2030, the Times of India reported Wednesday. IDF is headquartered in Brussels. Currently, seven percent of Indian adults suffer from the metabolic disease, blamed largely on sedentary lifestyle, faulty diet and high stress. China, the second country on the list, currently is reported to have 43.2 million diabetics. That number is expected to reach 62.6 million by 2030, says the IDF.

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