Obesity and the metabolic syndrome.

  title={Obesity and the metabolic syndrome.},
  author={Kathryn Buchanan Keller and Louis Lemberg},
  journal={American journal of critical care : an official publication, American Association of Critical-Care Nurses},
  volume={12 2},
The prevalence of marked obesity is increasing rapidly among adults and has more than doubled in 10 years. Sixty-one percent of the adult population of the United States is overweight or obese. Americans are the fattest people on earth. Paradoxically these increases in the numbers of persons who are obese or overweight have occurred during recent years when Americans have been preoccupied with numerous dietary programs, diet products, weight control, health clubs, home exercise equipment, and… CONTINUE READING


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