Epidemiologic and economic consequences of the global epidemics of obesity and diabetes

  title={Epidemiologic and economic consequences of the global epidemics of obesity and diabetes},
  author={D. Yach and D. Stuckler and K. Brownell},
  journal={Nature Medicine},
  • D. Yach, D. Stuckler, K. Brownell
  • Published 2006
  • Medicine
  • Nature Medicine
  • Overweight and obesity, the main drivers of type 2 diabetes, have long been regarded as health risks associated with affluence. Over the last decade, profound changes in the quality, quantity and source of food consumed in many developing countries, combined with a decrease in levels of physical activity among the population, have led to an increase in the prevalence of diabetes and its complications. Here, we present quantitative estimates of the epidemiological and economic impact of obesity… CONTINUE READING
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