TITLE

Institute for Nutrition, Metabolism and Diabetes

AUTHOR(S)
Wysong, Pippa
PUB. DATE
April 2004
SOURCE
Clinical & Investigative Medicine;Apr2004, Vol. 27 Issue 2, p67
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Cardiovascular disease and diabetes have long been spotlighted when it comes to discussion and evaluation of the diseases linked to obesity Recently, the Heart and Stroke Foundation stated that obesity is "the new tobacco" in terms of being a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease. It was the Canadian Liver Foundation (CLF) that demanded the floor Its liver-disease awareness campaign cited fat as the leading contributor to liver disease, highlighting the Pact that there are other organs prone to disease caused by excess fat CLF points out that 75% of Canadians have excess fat upon their liver, and that 23% of obese Canadians are at risk for developing serious liver damage from fatty liver disease.
ACCESSION #
13220402

 

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