Increase in diabetes, obesity rates overshadows CVD progress

12/15/2011 | MedPage Today (free registration)

Though heart disease- and stroke-related deaths are now declining in the U.S., concerns remain that progress could be halted by the continuing increase in diabetes and obesity cases that contribute to cardiovascular disease risk, a study in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association revealed. Researchers found that 8% of adults in 2008 were diagnosed with diabetes, 36.8% had prediabetes and about two-thirds of those 20 years and older were overweight or obese.

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