Epidemiology of Obesity and Diabetes and Their Cardiovascular Complications.

  title={Epidemiology of Obesity and Diabetes and Their Cardiovascular Complications.},
  author={Shilpa N Bhupathiraju and Frank B Hu},
  journal={Circulation research},
  volume={118 11},
Obesity and diabetes mellitus have reached epidemic proportions in the past few years. During 2011 to 2012, more than one-third of the US population was obese. Although recent trend data indicate that the epidemic has leveled off, prevalence of abdominal obesity continues to rise, especially among adults. As seen for obesity, the past few decades have seen a doubling of the diabetes mellitus incidence with an increasing number of type 2 diabetes mellitus cases being diagnosed in children… CONTINUE READING
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