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Weight-loss surgery may stem diabetes in some
USA Today

Diabetes is the seventh-leading cause of death in the United States, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention predicts that by 2050, people who have diabetes will comprise a third of the nation’s population. Right now, 1 in 12 Americans has the disease. Several factors impact the sharp rise in diabetes, one of which is the nationwide obesity epidemic, leading more people to develop Type 2 diabetes than ever before. A new term has been coined: “diabesity,” for Type 2 diabetes that develops as a result of obesity. Type 2 diabetes accounts for 90 to 95 percent of all diabetic cases.

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