The UK is seeing an explosion of diabetes linked to growing obesity rates, experts are warning.
From 1997 to 2003 there was a 74% rise in new cases of diabetes.
And by 2005, more than 4% of the population was classed as having diabetes - nearly double the rate of 10 years earlier.
The bulk of cases are type 2 diabetes -which is linked to being overweight or obese - the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health reports.
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