Published in Medical Letter on the CDC and FDA, September 17th, 2000
Diabetes is closely tied to obesity, and doctors say the higher incidence of the disease is due in large part to America's weight problem.
Obesity is "not just a cosmetic issue anymore," said Dr. Frank Vinicor, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's diabetes division.
The share of the population diagnosed with diabetes jumped 33% nationally, to 6.5%, between 1990 and 1998, the government said...
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