Global and societal implications of the diabetes epidemic

@article{Zimmet2001GlobalAS,
  title={Global and societal implications of the diabetes epidemic},
  author={P. Zimmet and K. Alberti and Jonathan Shaw},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2001},
  volume={414},
  pages={782-787}
}
Changes in human behaviour and lifestyle over the last century have resulted in a dramatic increase in the incidence of diabetes worldwide. The epidemic is chiefly of type 2 diabetes and also the associated conditions known as 'diabesity' and 'metabolic syndrome'. In conjunction with genetic susceptibility, particularly in certain ethnic groups, type 2 diabetes is brought on by environmental and behavioural factors such as a sedentary lifestyle, overly rich nutrition and obesity. The prevention… Expand
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