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Obesity has become the most common chronic disease of the presentday, with significant increases in prevalence in populations acrossthe world and all age groups. This has resulted in a dramaticincrease in obesity-related metabolic and cardiovascularcomplications, making it an important public health issue.

Type 2 diabetes associated with obesity or 'diabesity' is today themost common form of type 2 diabetes. It is also associated with anumber of other cardiovascular risk factors, which constitute themetabolic syndrome. Effective management of 'diabesity' is crucialto the reduction of morbidity and premature mortality due tocardiovascular disease.

This book comprises chapters written by leading internationalexperts on various aspects of obesity-related diabetes. As apractical reference guide, it is suitable for all professionalswith an interest in this field. Emerging problems such as childhood'diabesity' and the impact of obesity on polycystic ovary syndromewill be of interest not only to paediatricians andendocrinologists, but also to general practitioners and otherhealthcare professionals.

The contemporary approach to the clinical assessment of obesity andits management in both primary and secondary care settings is alsodescribed.
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ISBN: 9780470011096
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