Publish Date: 2006
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The increasing prevalence of diabetes and obesity in western societies today makes these two diseases the leading epidemics of the 21st century. Closely linked with the development of serious complications, including cardiovascular disease and several malignancies, the morbidity and mortality associated with obesity and diabetes will continue to escalate as the population ages and becomes more sedentary. In Obesity and Diabetes, international experts from world-renowned medical schools comprehensively review for practicing clinicians and scientists alike the latest understanding of the epidemiology, causation, and consequences of diabetes and obesity.