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Australia Expects Quintuple Diabetes, Quadruple Dementia Cases

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

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An expected rise in obesity levels in Australia is seen as leading to a tripling in health care spending over the next 25 years to deal with diabetes and dementia, a report says. The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare forecast a quintupling of diabetes cases during the period and a quadrupling of spending on dementia cases. The author of the report said diabetes in Australia already is bad and the forecast of spending increases assumes the current growth rate of obesity will continue. The growth in dementia cases is based on projections of a tripling of the number of Australians over the age of 65 by 2050. (Click here for more
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