New Delhi: An estimated 61.3 million people in India suffer from diabetes, Union Health Minister Ghulab Nabi Azad said Friday.According to World Health Organisation (WHO), factors responsible for the increase in non-communicable diseases, including diabetes, are unhealthy diet, lack of physical activity, harmful use of alcohol, obesity and tobacco use, the minister said in a written reply in the Lok Sabha."The International Diabetes Federation estimates that 61.3 million persons aged 20 years and above in India had diabetes in 2011," Azad said.
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