US public health and the 21st century: diabetes mellitus.

  title={US public health and the 21st century: diabetes mellitus.},
  author={John B Mckinlay and Lisa D. Marceau},
  volume={356 9231},
No one can question the remarkable contribution of US public health to understanding the causes and consequences of illness, disability, and death. However, some commentators question the agenda: the endless pursuit of individual risk factors and the cursory attention to social determinants of disease. We attempt to illustrate some limitations of US public health by focusing on type-2 diabetes (adult-onset non-insulin-dependent diabetes)--an increasingly prevalent but still poorly understood… CONTINUE READING

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