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n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - Weight control : guest editorial

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Abstract

Extracted from text ... Data from the 1998 South African National Demographic and Health Survey suggest that more than 56% of women and 29% of men are either overweight or obese. There is a host of evidence placing these individuals at increased risk for chronic, non-communicable diseases of lifestyle. However, it is the distribution of the body fat, rather than its quantity, that profoundly influences risk, with accumulation of fat in the abdominal area associated with increased risk of insulin resistance, diabetes, hypertension, dyslipidaemias and atherosclerosis; the cornerstones of the metabolic syndrome. Expert consensus from the World Health Organization concluded that sustained weight ..

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2005-11-01
2016-12-06
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