Obesity, insulin resistance and diabetes--a worldwide epidemic.

  title={Obesity, insulin resistance and diabetes--a worldwide epidemic.},
  author={Jacob C. Seidell},
  journal={The British journal of nutrition},
  volume={83 Suppl 1},
Obesity is now commonly defined in adults as a BMI > 30 kg/m2. The prevalence of obesity in established market economies (Europe, USA, Canada, Australia, etc.) varies greatly, but a weighed estimate suggests an average prevalence in the order of 15-20%. The prevalence in these countries generally shows increasing trends over time. Obesity is also relatively common in Latin America, but much less so in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia where the majority of the world population lives. Nevertheless… CONTINUE READING


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