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Diabetes death rate drops

With the problems of obesity top of mind in the health world, there is encouraging news for people who suffer from diabetes.

Researchers at the Centers for Disease Control say the death rate for people with diabetes dropped significantly from 1997 to 2006.  Deaths from heart disease and stroke related to diabetes dropped 40%, while overall deaths of diabetics declined by 23%

The CDC says healthier lifestyles and better disease management get credit for the improvement.  However, diabetes is still the seventh leading cause of death.

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