Type 2 diabetes

Who it affects Type 2 diabetes is an increasingly common disorder and typically affects older patients than type 1 diabetes. The risk of developing type 2 diabetes is increased in overweight and obese patients and there is often a family…

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Obesity dictionary

Bariatric surgery An umbrella term for different types of surgery used in the treatment of obesity. Procedures can be divided into restrictive, mal-absorptive and combination procedures (restrictive and mal-absorptive) BMI A calculation of weight (in Kg) divided by height squared…

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Obesity

Who it affects Obesity is an increasingly common disorder. It is estimated that obesity will affect 40% of the population by 2020. BMI (Body Mass Index) is used to classify patients as overweight or obese. BMI is calculated by dividing…

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