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This is an Open Access book licensed under an Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) licence.

A modern epidemic

Expert perspectives on obesity and diabetes

Edited by Louise A. Baur, Stephen M. Twigg and Roger S. Magnusson

ISBN: 9781920899851

DOI: 10.30722/sup.9781920899851

Publication date: 21 March 2012

Diabetes, obesity and their related diseases make up one of the greatest challenges to human health in the 21st century. In A modern epidemic: expert perspectives on obesity and diabetes, a diverse group of researchers and clinicians from the University of Sydney has joined forces to discuss how to tackle these major health challenges.

Obesity and diabetes are not just problems for the individual. They pose risks to the environmental, psychological and economic stability of the entire world. The solutions, therefore, need to be equally wide-ranging and accessible to all. Acknowledging this, the authors write in an engaging style about the causes and consequences of obesity and diabetes, as well as prevention and treatment: how to identify and mitigate the risk factors, deliver targeted and effective healthcare, and formulate global strategies to ultimately turn the tide on the 21st century’s most devastating diseases.

About the editors

Louise A. Baur is the professor of child and adolescent health at the University of Sydney.

Stephen M. Twigg is Kellion professor of endocrinology and Stan Clark chair in diabetes at Sydney Medical School, the University of Sydney.

Roger S. Magnusson is professor of health law and governance at the University of Sydney.

 

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