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Excess Weight, Obesity, Diabetes (Type-2), and Clinical Complications


  • Gundu H R Rao

    (Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, University of Minnesota, USA)


According to the National Institutes of Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Diseases of the National Institute of Health, USA, approximately two-thirds of all adults in the USA (167 million), are overweight and a third is obese. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that there are 1.3 billion overweight adults globally. Of these 300 million are clinically obese. The global increase in incidence of type-2 diabetes among adults has more than doubled since 1980, from 153 million to 422 million people, according to a study donein 2014, involving 2.7 million people from around the world. These numbers and statistics keep changing every year, in view of the rapidity with which these twin epidemics are increasing worldwide.Cardiometabolic diseases (CMDs), including hypertension, obesity and Type-2 diabetes, are a growing concern and have become an epidemic worldwide [1-9]. In view of this global concern, professionals and professional societies are putting out current revised guidelines to manage better, these diseases.

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  • Gundu H R Rao, 2018. "Excess Weight, Obesity, Diabetes (Type-2), and Clinical Complications," Archives Of Diabetes & Obesity, Lupine Publishers, LLC, vol. 1(1), pages 1-2, February.
  • Handle: RePEc:abr:oajado:v:1:y:2018:i:1:p:1-2
    DOI: 10.32474/ADO.2018.01.000101

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