publication . Article . Other literature type . 2003

Obesity: overview of prevalence, etiology, and treatment.

Susan B. Racette; Robert H. Deusinger; Susan S. Deusinger;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Mar 2003
Obesity is a worldwide epidemic1 that is characterized by excess adipose tissue and that contributes to numerous chronic diseases2 and early mortality.3,4 This epidemic has received both national and international attention because of obesity's detrimental impact on health, the enormous economic burden it imposes,5 and its increasing prevalence. The adverse health consequences associated with obesity include cardiovascular disease6,7; stroke; type 2 diabetes mellitus8; hypertension; dyslipidemia; cancers of the breast, endometrium, prostate, and colon9,10; gallbladder disease; osteoarthritis11–13 respiratory problems, including asthma14 and sleep apnea15; and pe...
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