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Despite their ubiquity in primary care, psychological disorders often are overlooked as cues to heightened risk for metabolic syndrome (MetS), potentially leading to the suboptimal management of patients with these comorbid conditions. Accordingly, this review discusses psychological dysfunction...
Although given an ICD9 code for diagnosis, variability exists for the definition of metabolic syndrome. In fact, these definitions do not always define the same patient population. The author discusses the various definitions, their applicability to clinical practice, and the teachings of a...
Since most components of metabolic syndrome are related to lifestyle, exercise and diet are critical aspects of treatment. Most patients will need to reduce body weight. Some flexibility in dietary macronutrients is allowed, depending on the patient's metabolic profile and responsiveness. Types...
The metabolic syndrome is a clustering of metabolic risk factors including abdominal obesity, dysfunctional glucose metabolism, dyslipidemia, and elevated blood pressure. Approximately 1 in 4 Americans currently has the metabolic syndrome and are thus at an elevated risk of cardiovascular...
The Metabolic syndrome (MetS) is comprised of dyslipidemia, elevated blood pressure, elevated plasma glucose, abdominal obesity and associated prothrombotic and proinflammatory states. It is accompanied by a life long twofold increased risk of cardiovascular disease and a fivefold increase risk...
Nutrition and lifestyle factors can maximize health in pregnancy and lower future risk of disease for both mother and fetus. Education can make a big difference for patients in pregnancy outcomes, anxiety, and future health. Pregnancy is a time when attention to proper weight gain can reduce the...
The prevalence of overweight children and adolescents is increasing at alarming rates. Since 1980, the prevalence of overweight among children aged 6 to 11 years has more than doubled and more than tripled among adolescents aged 12 to 19. Innovative, effective weight loss strategies that...
The possible existence of a menopause-like process in aging men has been speculated, given certain age-related hormonal and other biological changes noted to occur. Specifically, a slow decline in serum testosterone levels has been reported to occur with normal male aging. Androgen deficiency,...
There is increasing evidence that both the amount and type of carbohydrate play an important role in weight management and risk of chronic disease. Classifying carbohydrates according to their post-prandial glycemic effect (ie, the glycemic index of foods) has yielded more useful insights than...
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