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1 out of 10 Maltese have diabetes despite not many knowing about it

 - Food - Nov 21
One out of 10 Maltese have diabetes despite not many knowing about it

One in every 10 adults in Malta suffer from diabetes, statistics from the Diabetes Centre show. The Centre’s head Professor Stefan Fava said that despite this, the majority of these people are not even aware of this problem. 

Speaking to TVM after addressing a national conference against the disease, he said that if a person eats too many fatty foods and sweets without exercise, the person is placing their health at massive risk. He highlighted how healthy foods need to be more accessible even for those without financial means. 

It is estimated that there are 40,000 persons in Malta with diabetes, with the doctor saying that the fact that we have 10% of persons suffering from it gives Malta one of the highest rates among the adult population. 

One of the major causes of diabetes is obesity, with Prof Fava stressing that those reducing obesity are assisting in the fight against the condition. He said that the state needs to do its utmost to control such a problem as this costs the government millions of euros annually. 

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