Globalization of Diabetes

June 2011
Diabetes Care;Jun2011, Vol. 34 Issue 6, p1249
Academic Journal
The article considers type 2 diabetes as a global public health crisis which threatens the health and economy of all countries. Contributing factors to type 2 diabetes are obesity and fat distribution, diet, physical activity, smoking, and alcohol use. The advances of genome-wide association studies (GWAS) reportedly resulted to major advances in the identification of common genetic variants that contribute to susceptibility to diabetes.


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