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Obesity, metabolic syndrome and diabetes: cardiovascular implications and therapy
Other Titles: Obesidad, síndrome metabólico y diabetes: implicaciones cardiovasculares y actuación terapéutica
Authors: Alegria, E. (Eduardo)
Castellano, J.M. (José María)
Alegria-Barrero, A. (Ana)
Keywords: Metabolic syndrome
Issue Date: 2008
Publisher: Elsevier España
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ISSN: 0300-8932
Citation: Alegria Ezquerra E, Castellano Vazquez JM, Alegria Barrero A. Obesity, metabolic syndrome and diabetes: cardiovascular implications and therapy. Rev Esp Cardiol 2008 Jul;61(7):752-764.
Obesity, metabolic syndrome, and type-2 diabetes mellitus are 3 interrelated conditions that share a number of pathophysiological mechanisms and that are frequently observed to lead, in succession, to cardiovascular complications. The fact that their prevalence is increasing alarmingly should prompt all healthcare professionals urgently to implement measures to prevent these complications. The most effective, though also the least adopted, are those related to lifestyle modification. Drug treatment targeted at controlling risk factors (eg, hypertension, dyslipidemia, and thrombophilia), metabolic abnormalities, and excess weight is also necessary.
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