Deaths caused by diabetes are expected to increase by 25% in the next 10 years, a report by the World Health Organisation has revealed.

The report, Preventing Chronic Disease - a Vital Investment, found that the UK’s obesity epidemic would mean that there would be an extra 8,000 deaths from diabetes by 2015.

It estimates that by 2015, 76% of British men and 69% of British women will be overweight.