"We are becoming a more overweight population," said Dr Frank Vinicor, head of the CDC's diabetes division. "We are less active and we are also getting somewhat older. If you put all these factors together, we are seeing a chronic disease epidemic occurring."
Some experts believe that the increased consumption of soft drinks and low-fat foods, both of which have a high sugar content, are contributing factors.
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