Welcome back to this week’s news summary blog, bringing you the key stories in health news from 18th to 24th May. This week it has been predicted that taxes need to increase to support the NHS, a study has shown that by 2045 one in eight people will suffer with type 2 diabetes and watching one extra junk food advertisement per week could equate to 18,000 extra calories a year.
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If obesity continues to increase at the same rate by2045 as many as one in eight people in the world will have type 2 diabetes. It is predicted that by the year 2045 22% will be obese, increasing the incidence of type 2 diabetes. The implications of the increase could put extra strain on the NHS which already spends £14bn a year on diabetes. Patients with diabetes require monitoring as they can suffer from serious, life-changing complications such as blindness and amputations.
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