Obesity and the metabolic syndrome in developing countries.

  title={Obesity and the metabolic syndrome in developing countries.},
  author={Anoop Misra and Lokesh Khurana},
  journal={The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism},
  volume={93 11 Suppl 1},
CONTEXT Prevalence of obesity and the metabolic syndrome is rapidly increasing in developing countries, leading to increased morbidity and mortality due to type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and cardiovascular disease. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION Literature search was carried out using the terms obesity, insulin resistance, the metabolic syndrome, diabetes, dyslipidemia, nutrition, physical activity, and developing countries, from PubMed from 1966 to June 2008 and from web sites and published documents… CONTINUE READING
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