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Fast food linked with type 2 diabetes

December 29, 2009 12:00:00 AM PST
Eating super sized portions of fast food is widely seen as a factor in bulging waistlines and is now linked to diabetes.

Researchers at the University of Massachusetts say obesity and fast food combined mean you're far more likely to develop type 2 diabetes.

Furthermore, if you're prone to being overweight, that means you're 40 to 70 percent more likely to develop type 2 diabetes.

The researchers say diabetes can show up in high calorie food eaters in 10 years or less.