For the first time in a long time, new cases of diabetes are on the decline.

The Centers for Disease Control reports that the number of new diagnoses declined by roughly 20 percent between 2008 and 2014. There were 1.4 million new cases in 2014, compared to 1.7 million in 2008.

The good news on diabetes coincides with other studies that suggest Americans are adopting healthier diets and exercising more. While a recent report showed that the overall obesity rate has continued to climb over the past decade, the child obesity rate has stabilized at roughly 17 percent.

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