Obesity: a modern epidemic.

  title={Obesity: a modern epidemic.},
  author={Arthur H. Rubenstein},
  journal={Transactions of the American Clinical and Climatological Association},
  pages={103-11; discussion 112-3}
It has recently become obvious that the prevalence of obesity has been rapidly increasing in the United States, as well as other countries, over the past two decades. This change has involved both sexes, all age ranges and various ethnic groups. The rising prevalence in children and adolescents is of particular concern because of the implications for negative effects on their morbidity and mortality in young adulthood. Obesity is definitely associated with a relative increase in diabetes… CONTINUE READING
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