Sunday, November 14, 2004

Sofia Aims High on World Diabetes Day

Sofia Aims High on World Diabetes Day: "Hundreds of people gathered in Sofia central Southern Park to join a half-hour walk, which aimed to set a new Guinness world record on the World Diabetes Day, November 14.

More than 472 000 in Bulgaria and 100 million people around the world suffer from diabetes today with experts warning of an upward trend in the next twenty years due to a number of factors that trigger the disease.

This year the World Diabetes Day focused on the link between obesity and diabetes. Many young people erroneously think that diabetes is only contracted by the elderly, doctors say in a bid to raise their alertness level against diabetes, underscoring the necessity of regular checkups and exercise."

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