publication . Article . Other literature type . 2001

Treatment of obesity : need to focus on high risk abdominally obese patients

Després, Jean-Pierre; Lemieux, Isabelle; Prud'homme, Denis;
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  • Published: 24 Mar 2001 Journal: BMJ, volume 322, pages 716-720 (issn: 0959-8138, Copyright policy)
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Abstract
Editorial by Little and Byrne It is generally accepted that obesity is a health hazard because of its association with numerous metabolic complications such as dyslipidaemia, type 2 diabetes, and cardiovascular diseases.1 On that basis, health agencies 2 3 have proposed that obesity should be defined on the basis of weight in kg expressed over height in m2, the so called body mass index,4 initially described by Quetelet in 1869 (table). Epidemiological studies have reported a progressive increase in the incidence of chronic diseases such as hypertension, diabetes, and coronary heart disease with increasing body mass index.1-3 However, despite this well documente...
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free text keywords: Body mass index, Heart disease, medicine.disease, medicine, Type 2 diabetes, Pathology, medicine.medical_specialty, Waist, Classification of obesity, Endocrinology, Diabetes mellitus, Obesity, Overweight, medicine.symptom, Internal medicine, business.industry, business, Clinical Review
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publication . Article . Other literature type . 2001

Treatment of obesity : need to focus on high risk abdominally obese patients

Després, Jean-Pierre; Lemieux, Isabelle; Prud'homme, Denis;