Environmental influences on development of type 2 diabetes and obesity: challenges in personalizing prevention and management.

  • Abby G. Ershow
  • Published 2009 in Journal of diabetes science and technology


Recent epidemic increases in the U.S. prevalence of obesity and diabetes are a consequence of widespread environmental changes affecting energy balance and its regulation. These environmental changes range from exposure to endocrine disrupting pollutants to shortened sleep duration to physical inactivity to excess caloric intake. Overall, we need a better… (More)


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