Metabolic Syndrome: A Comprehensive Textbook by Rexford S. Ahima

By Rexford S. Ahima

This entire reference paintings edited through one of many best experts on weight problems provides an updated survey of the present clinical realizing of the metabolic syndrome, in addition to an summary of the main major alterations to the sector over the last 30 years. This quantity is a radical reference for weight problems and the metabolic syndrome and should turn out an crucial source for clinicians and researchers at degrees worldwide.​ The weight problems epidemic has generated substantial curiosity in recent times as a result wide-ranging and critical antagonistic future health and monetary effects that encompass the matter. a lot recognition has been enthusiastic about behaviors that bring about weight problems, specifically to over intake of energy-dense foodstuff and to sedentary way of life. in spite of the fact that, weight problems is a really advanced situation with poorly outlined pathogenesis. furthermore, whilst mixed with different comorbidities reminiscent of high blood pressure and dyslipidemia, weight problems frequently ends up in a sufferer analysis of metabolic syndrome, a really troubling that has grown, and is constant to develop, quickly every year in occurrence around the globe. Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of stipulations — elevated blood strain, a excessive blood sugar point, extra physique fats round the waist and irregular levels of cholesterol — that happen jointly, expanding one’s danger of middle sickness, stroke and diabetes. This source covers the total variety of clinical and medical points: epidemiology, genetics, environmental components, pathophysiology, illnesses linked to weight problems, and scientific administration.

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8 17 18 18 The Obesity Paradox . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 26 26 27 27 Cross-References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 19 19 20 21 21 22 22 22 23 5 Childhood Obesity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Choosing BMI Cut Points for Children . . . . 2 Trends and Disparities Among Children . . . . H. edu S. S. H. Lewis and S. Basu Abstract The prevalence of obesity has risen dramatically in the United States over the past several decades, leading to a public health crisis that disproportionately impacts racial/ethnic minorities and Americans of lower socioeconomic status.

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