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Surg Clin North Am. 2011 Dec;91(6):1163-72, vii. doi: 10.1016/j.suc.2011.08.001. Epub 2011 Oct 2.

Epidemiology and economic impact of obesity and type 2 diabetes.

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University of California Davis Medical Center, 2221 Stockton Boulevard, Cypress Building, Sacramento, CA 95817, USA.

Abstract

Obesity has become a major public health concern in the United States and the rest of the world. This disease carries significant health risks that encompass several organ systems. Type 2 diabetes mellitus is a major comorbidity of obesity that predisposes patients to significant end-organ damage. The prevalence of obesity and diabetes is increasing worldwide, and the economic impact of these diseases currently assumes a significant portion of health care expenditure. These factors mandate implementation of therapeutic medical and surgical strategies that target prevention and treatment of obesity and its related medical conditions.

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10.1016/j.suc.2011.08.001
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