n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - Metabolic syndrome : roles of the individual, society and the food industry : main article

Volume 23, Issue 6
  • ISSN : 0256-2170



Unhealthy foods are widely sold. <br>Overweight / obesity is pandemic. <br>Metabolic syndrome as a major consequence is rampant. <br>Hypertension, dyslipidaemia and dysglycaemia are readily measurable metabolic syndrome identifiers. <br>High levels of morbidity and mortality ensue. <br>Costs to the nation's health and to the national health bill are enormous. <br>The fast-food industry plays a huge role by providing unhealthy food and drink. <br>Growing numbers of prominent persons display obesity - providing poor role models. <br>The challenges - educational, preventive and management - are great, both for the public and private sectors.

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