Obesity and diabetes

Jeanine Albu, F. Xavier Pi-Sunyer

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Obesity is rare in insulin-dependent type 1 diabetes mellitus, but is common in type 2, non-insulin-dependent, diabetes mellitus (DM). About 85% of diabetics can be classified as type 2, and of these an average of 70% are overweight, ranging from a low of 50% to a high of 90%, depending on age, gender, and race (1).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of Obesity
Subtitle of host publicationEtiology and Pathophysiology, Second Edition
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages19
ISBN (Electronic)9780203913376
ISBN (Print)9780824709693
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2003
Externally publishedYes


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