orld Health Organization Director-General Margaret Chan delivers her speech during a conference in Lyon, central France. Chan said excessive weight, ageing and population growth have recently driven a huge increase in worldwide cases of diabetes and called for stepped-up measures to reduce risk factors. Photo: AP

Diabetes cases soar fourfold in a generation, to 422 million worldwide

Eat healthily, be physically active, and avoid excessive weight gain, WHO chief Margaret Chan urges as global body releases report showing one in 12 people living with diabetes

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orld Health Organization Director-General Margaret Chan delivers her speech during a conference in Lyon, central France. Chan said excessive weight, ageing and population growth have recently driven a huge increase in worldwide cases of diabetes and called for stepped-up measures to reduce risk factors. Photo: AP
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