publication . Article . Part of book or chapter of book . Book . Other literature type . 2003

OBESITY AND DIABETES

Alexandra Kautzky-Willer; Rosa Lemmens-Gruber;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2003 Journal: The Lancet, volume 286, page 848 (issn: 0140-6736, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
Abstract
The World Health Organization has termed the increased prevalence of obesity and diabetes as a “twenty-first-century epidemic.” Overweight and obesity are the fifth leading risk for global deaths and during the past 30 years they have nearly doubled: nowadays, 35 % of adults aged 20 and over are overweight, and 11 % are obese. At least 2.8 million adults die each year as a result of being overweight or obese. Preventing and managing overweight and obesity are complex problems, with no easy answers and the increasing rate of obesity has raised serious concern for governments and public health organizations. Many countries have implemented intervention programs wi...
Subjects
free text keywords: Metabolic syndrome, Type 2 diabetes, Insulin resistance, Obesity, General Medicine, Internal Medicine, Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, Endocrinology, Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Multidisciplinary, Genetics(clinical), Genetics, Nutrition and Dietetics, Medicine (miscellaneous), Síndrome metabòlico, Diabetes tipo 2, Resistencia insulínica, Obesidad, Nutritional diseases. Deficiency diseases, RC620-627
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