Cardiometabolic Risk: Abdominal Obesity and Weight-related Disease

  • ISBN 9781846920400

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This book brings together leading authorities on cardiovascular disease to present an integrated overview of the factors that combine to increase patients' global cardiometabolic risk and expose them to a greater probability of adverse outcomes, including stroke, myocardial infarction, and cancer.Weight gain and obesity are now recognised as primary risk factors for diabetes and heart disease; describing relationships between obesity, type 2 diabetes and CV risk factors such as hypertension and dyslipidaemias, this new work explains how current demographic trends in diet and lifestyle choices lead to cumulative increases in risk, and explores the strategies by which these risks can be managed and reduced.It is the first book to present an integrated overview of risk factors in cardiometabolic disease, with an emphasis on obesity and weight gain. It relates cumulative effects of separate risk factors on outcomes such as myocardial infarction and stroke. It is an accessible reference for the practitioner, provides valuable information with which to advise patients on lifestyle choices.
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