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About Diabesity

  • DIABESITY is a combination of the words 'diabetes' and 'obesity'
  • DIABESITY refers to Type 2 diabetes caused by obesity
  • Obesity is the main cause of type 2 diabetes and type 2 diabetes is obesity-dependent
  • Worlwide over one billion adults are overweight and over 300 million of these are obese
  • Obesity is also linked to other conditions such as cardiovascular disease and certain cancer
  • Diabetes is the fourth main cause of death in most developed countries
  • Childhood type 2 diabetes has increased 10 fold between 1982 and 1994
  • Type 2 Diabetes alone costs the European Union 15 billion euro every year
  • Complications of diabetes include blindness, kidney failure and heart disease


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