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Health paradox: New US diabetes cases fall as obesity rises
Health officials aren't sure what's driving the trends
This Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016, file photo shows two overweight women in New York. On Tuesday, May 28, 2019, health officials are reporting fewer new cases of diabetes in U.S. adults _ even as obesity rates continue to climb. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan/file)
NEW YORK — The number of new diabetes cases among U.S. adults keeps falling, even as obesity rates climb, and health officials aren't sure why.
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