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Diabetes on the rise in U.S.

NEW YORK (WKZO) -- A new study is showing that nearly have of the adult population will develop type two diabetes at some point in their lives. Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology has published a new report that says two out of every five Americans born between 2000 and 2011 are expected to contract the disease.

Higher rates of obesity and life expectancy are contributing to the increasing risk of diabetes. Minorities are said to be at even higher risk, with around 50-percent expected of being diagnosed with diabetes.