Research and analysis

Adult obesity and type 2 diabetes

This paper describes the relationship between obesity and diabetes to support public health policy makers and practitioners.


Adult obesity and type 2 diabetes

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The paper provides an overview of obesity and type 2 diabetes among adults, describing the epidemiology of each disorder, how the 2 conditions are linked and why they present a major public health challenge.

Latest available data and evidence illustrate prevalence trends in both obesity and diabetes at a national and local level as well as the potential implications in terms of health consequences, inequalities and cost. The paper also signposts latest relevant policy and guidance documents.

Published 31 July 2014