Chapter 1. Changing Epidemiology of Obesity – Implications for Diabetes

  1. Anthony H. Barnett3,4,5 and
  2. Sudhesh Kumar6
  1. Jonathan Webber1,2

Published Online: 24 APR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470741474.ch1

Obesity and Diabetes, Second Edition

Obesity and Diabetes, Second Edition

How to Cite

Webber, J. (2009) Changing Epidemiology of Obesity – Implications for Diabetes, in Obesity and Diabetes, Second Edition (eds A. H. Barnett and S. Kumar), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470741474.ch1

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Department of Medicine, University of Birmingham, UK

  2. 4

    Birmingham Heartlands and Solihull NHS Trust, UK

  3. 5

    Birmingham Heartlands Hospital, Undergraduate Centre, Bordesley Green East, Birmingham, B9 5SS, UK

  4. 6

    Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick, Coventry, CV4 7AL, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    Diabetes Centre, Selly Oak Hospital, Raddlebarn Road, Birmingham, B29 6JD, UK

  2. 2

    University Hospital Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, Birmingham, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 24 APR 2009
  2. Published Print: 20 MAR 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470519813

Online ISBN: 9780470741474

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Keywords:

  • global epidemic of obesity and enormous implications for diabetes;
  • changing epidemiology of obesity – implications for diabetes;
  • WHO Monitoring Trends and Determinants in Cardiovascular Disease (MONICA);
  • epidemiological link between obesity and diabetes;
  • factors modifying relationship between obesity and diabetes;
  • decreasing levels of physical activity - implicated in epidemic of obesity;
  • early life influences on obesity and diabetes;
  • obesity - major player in prevalence of type 2 diabetes

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Assessment of obesity in epidemiological studies

  • Prevalence of obesity

  • The epidemiological link between obesity and diabetes

  • Factors modifying the relationship between obesity and diabetes

  • Early life influences on obesity and diabetes

  • Conclusions

  • References