Obesity , OSA , and type 2 diabetes mellitus : Epidemiology and pathophysiologic insights

  title={Obesity , OSA , and type 2 diabetes mellitus : Epidemiology and pathophysiologic insights},
  author={Shazia Jehan and Alyson K Myers and Ferdinand Zizi and Seithikurippu R. Pandi Perumal and Girardin Jean Louis and Samy I Mcfarlane},
Obesity is growing epidemic, which has tripled worldwide since 19751 yet it was only recently recognized as a disease by the United States in 2013.2 With this change in definition came the ability for physicians to bill for services for obesity counselling and therapy. Obesity is the precipitating factor for many diseases such as CVD, OSA, T2DM, Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), osteoarthritis (OA) and some cancers (i.e. colon, prostate or breast).1,3 Having obesity as well as one of these… CONTINUE READING


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