Diabetes and obesity: the twin epidemics

  title={Diabetes and obesity: the twin epidemics},
  author={S. Smyth and A. Heron},
  journal={Nature Medicine},
  • S. Smyth, A. Heron
  • Published 2006
  • Medicine
  • Nature Medicine
  • DIABETES The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared that a diabetes epidemic is underway. In 1985, an estimated 30 million people worldwide had diabetes. By 1995, this number had shot up to 135 million, and by 2005 reached an estimated 217 million. Alarmingly, the WHO predicts that this will increase to at least 366 million by 2030 (Fig. 1). Most of this growth is expected to occur in developing countries, where the number of people with diabetes is forecast to increase substantially over… CONTINUE READING
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