Diabetes and Obesity

Diabetes and Obesity: Time to Act

A joint International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and International Association for the Study of Obesity (IASO) publication that addresses the link between diabetes and obesity, a major risk factor for type 2 diabetes and one of the most serious public health threats in the world today.

The twin epidemics of diabetes and obesity are rising dramatically around the world and urgent action is needed if a global public health crisis is to be avoided.

The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and the International Association for the Study of Obesity (IASO) have collaborated to produce, "Diabetes and Obesity: Time to Act", a non-specialist publication aimed at raising awareness of obesity as a major risk factor for type 2 diabetes, while recommending courses of action to lobby governments for investment in prevention programmes and strategies.

Written by leading figures in the field of diabetes and nutrition, the publication includes detailed chapters on the current scale of the diabetes pandemic around the world and future predictions, as well as new figures on the growing worldwide prevalence of obesity. In addition, a key part of the publication includes information on reducing the risks of becoming obese and developing diabetes, treatment strategies for obesity-related disorders and guidelines for prevention programmes and screening for diabetes.

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