A 2-es típusú diabetes világméretu terjedésének okai és következményei

Translated title of the contribution: The worldwide epidemic of type 2 diabetes - Causes and consequences

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The prevalence of type 2 diabetes mellitus has recently dramatically increased worldwide. While many factors contribute to the startling data, including changes in the diagnostic criteria of glucose intolerance, increase of life expectancy, manifestation of diabetes at younger ages, and increased detection of unrecognized diabetes due to more efficient screening, the genuine, steep rise in the incidence of diabetes is explained by the increasing prevalence of obesity. Among the late complications of both diabetes and obesity, cardiovascular diseases are particularly important. Insulin resistance due to visceral obesity plays a central role in the pathomechanism of type 2 diabetes. In the prevention of both type 2 diabetes and obesity, non-pharmacological intervention such as life style changes should be considered first. Supplementary pharmacological treatment should target all cardiovascular risk factors.

Translated title of the contributionThe worldwide epidemic of type 2 diabetes - Causes and consequences
Original languageHungarian
Pages (from-to)105-113
Number of pages9
JournalLege Artis Medicinae
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1 2006

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