Cardiometabolic consequences

Haslam, David; Wittert, Gary
January 2009
Fast Facts: Obesity;2009, p38
Book Chapter
Chapter 4 of the book "Fast Facts: Obesity" is presented. The cardiometabolic consequences of being obese are explored, noting that an overweight person is predisposed to various health complications including coronary heart disease (CHD) and abnormalities in blood pressure. According to the International Diabetes Federation (IDF), a person has metabolic syndrome risk if he has a waist circumference inclined to being obese and was previously diagnosed with type 2 diabetes.


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