Published in Obesity and Diabetes Week, March 24th, 2008
"Nearly two-thirds of U.S. adults are overweight or obese. Together overweight and obesity are the second leading cause of preventable death, primarily through effects on cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors (hypertension, dyslipidemia [abnormal amounts of lipids and lipoproteins in the blood], and type 2 diabetes). Weight loss improves these risk factors, and evidence suggests...
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