Published in Obesity and Diabetes Week, January 3rd, 2005
According to a study from the United States, "The metabolic effects of obesity have made this highly prevalent disease one of the most common risk factors for diabetes, hypertension, and atherosclerosis, the leading causes of end-stage renal failure. However, obesity per se, as defined by body mass index, is less predictive of the development of these diseases than is the presence of a constellation of obesity-related abnormalities now known as the metabolic syndrome."
"Recognition of this syndrome, which can readily be identified in clinical settings using defined...
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