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Type 2 diabetes rise in under-40s, says Cardiff research

17 May 2013 Last updated at 21:10 BST

The number of people under 40 diagnosed with type 2 diabetes has risen sharply over the last 20 years.

Research by Cardiff University shows those with the condition has gone up by 270%.

The university says the problem has been made worse by poor diets and an increase in the number of obese people.

It comes as the latest survey paints a stark picture of the health of the nation.

Nick Palit reports.

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