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Study: More than half of adult diabetics obese

Friday, November 19, 2004 Posted: 9:47 AM EST (1447 GMT)

ATLANTA, Georgia (Reuters) -- An increasing number of American adults diagnosed with diabetes are obese, making it more likely they will suffer heart disease, vision damage and other health problems, U.S. officials said Thursday.

A study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that 54.8 percent of diabetics over the age of 19 were obese between 1999 and 2002. That compared with 45.7 percent in the same age group between 1988 and 1994.

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