A study has warned that two in five American adults are expected to develop type-two diabetes in their lifetime.

The study found that the risk is even higher for Hispanics and black women. Half of the people from those ethnic backgrounds are expected to develop the disease due to mainly physical inactivity and being overweight. Having diabetes can damage the heart, blood vessels, eyes, kidneys and nerves, and increases the risk of heart disease and stroke. The World Health Organization says 347 million people around the world have diabetes. The disease claimed about three million lives in 2010.

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