Published in Obesity and Diabetes Week, April 24th, 2006
Metabolic diseases affect millions of people worldwide. Thousands of metabolic diseases have been identified in humans, yet just a handful of these diseases account for the vast majority of the morbidity and mortality. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that type 2 diabetes affects 135 million people worldwide and that 300 million people meet the criteria for obesity. Dyslipidemia is another major metabolic disorder, affecting approximately 300 million people in the United States, Japan, and Western...
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