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UCLA doctor says diabetes on the rise; global obesity escalates


Last updated 10/22/2021 at 11:58am

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Shelby Ramsey

Special to the Village News

Diabetes has reached "a crisis level over the last several decades," according to Dr. Rashmi Mullur, an endocrinologist with UCLA Health. A common link appears to be the primary culprit.

"We are still experiencing what we consider our 'obesity epidemic' that has been in motion since the early 80s," said Mullur. "This, in turn, has fueled an increase in [Type 2] diabetes."

Although a slight plateau in obesity was noted in 2010, Mullur said it has "started to climb up again." This is a global problem, not a localized one.

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