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Definition of Diabesity

Diabesity: Diabetes caused by overweight or obesity. From diabetes + obesity. Synonymous with the usual form of type 2 diabetes. UCLA started a Diabesity Research Program in 1998.

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Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012

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