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WHO warns of high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity | Reuters

(Reuters) - Health data released on Wednesday provided the clearest evidence to date of the spread of chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease from developed nations to poorer regions such as Africa, as lifestyles and diets there change.

The World Health Organization (WHO) has released startling numbers on the world’s health:  roughly 1/2 of the adults have raised blood pressure – 1/2 of the deaths are from stroke and heart disease – and the condition affects almost 1/2 of the adults in some African countries.  This is serious – and world-wide.

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