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Publication Type
Journal Article
UWI Author(s)
Author, Analytic
Wilks, Rainford J.
Author Affiliation, Ana.
Tropical Metabolism Research Institute
Article Title
Clinical aspects of obesity and diabetes mellitus
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Journal Title
West Indian Medical Journal
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Reprint Status
Refereed
Date of Publication
2002
Volume ID
51
Issue ID
Suppl 1
Page(s)
26-9
Language
eng
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ISSN
0043-3144
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Abstract
Obesity is a major risk factor for Type 2 diabetes mellitus in all populations worldwide. Measuring obesity remains a controversial issue with the validity of some measures constantly being reviewed. Recent data have shown the usefulness of simple clinical measures like waist- circumference in predicting risk and monitoring intervention. While we lament the burden of obesity, it provides an opportunity for intervention, which could go a long way in ameliorating the burden of diabetes mellitus.....
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