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The Guardian – Alarm over big increase in under-40s with diabetes 

A 39% rise in the number of people under 40 being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes is the top story in The Guardian.

The number of people under 40 being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in the UK has risen 39% in six years, fuelled by soaring obesity levels and cheap junk food.

Britain has one of the highest obesity rates in Europe. Two in three adults are overweight or obese and the NHS spends £6bn a year treating obesity-related ill-health. That is forecast to rise to £10bn a year by 2050.

New figures from Diabetes UK show cases of type 2 among under-40s have increased to almost 168,000 from 120,000 in 2016/17. Diagnoses are rising at a significantly faster pace than among over-40s, for whom the increase was 25% in six years.

The front page features an image from the plane that hit turbulence – killing a 73-year-old British traveller. 

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