Obesity; epiphenomenon or cause of metabolic syndrome?
Lois, Konstantinos, Young, J. and Kumar, Sudhesh (2008) Obesity; epiphenomenon or cause of metabolic syndrome? International Journal of Clinical Practice, Vol.62 (No.6). pp. 932-938. ISSN 1368-5031Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1742-1241.2008.01773.x
Metabolic syndrome is a combination of metabolic-related health issues such as hypertension, hyperlipidaemia and hyperinsulinaemia that together increase significantly the risk of cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes. Its prevalence has dramatically increased over the last several decades throughout the world following that of obesity. Insulin resistance and abdominal obesity are considered its core, while the latter may generate via complex metabolic and biochemical pathways the rest parameters of metabolic syndrome. The current approach of treatment is based on treating the chronic cardiovascular malfunctions but there is increasing interest in approaches to managing abdominal obesity as the underlying cause.
|Item Type:||Journal Item|
|Subjects:||R Medicine > RC Internal medicine|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Medicine > Warwick Medical School|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Obesity -- Research, Metabolic syndrome -- Etiology, Metabolism -- Disorders|
|Journal or Publication Title:||International Journal of Clinical Practice|
|Publisher:||Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, Inc|
|Official Date:||June 2008|
|Number of Pages:||7|
|Page Range:||pp. 932-938|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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