Population health concept

Global aging and rising body weight will more than double the number of people with diabetes by 2050, researchers predicted, putting millions more people at risk of a variety of dangerous disorders.

More than 1.3 billion people worldwide will have diabetes at the half-century mark, up from 529 million in 2021, according to estimates released last week by the Lancet medical journal. The vast majority of patients will have type 2 diabetes, the form of the disease that's often linked to being overweight.

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