The obesity epidemic has resulted in increased interest in the health consequences of obesity. Obesity is associated with a number of adverse health outcomes. Among these are an increased risk of subsequent development of type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM2) and an increased risk for cardiovascular (CV) disease. Together, these conditions already account for the majority of morbidity and mortality in industrialized nations, and the prospect of a ballooning population with augmented disease susceptibility threatens to undo the significant advances in the prevention of CV disease we have seen in the last few decades.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Obesity and Cardiovascular Disease|
|Number of pages||28|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2006|
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