Wilks, Rainford J.
Author Affiliation, Ana.
Tropical Metabolism Research Institute
Clinical aspects of obesity and diabetes mellitus
West Indian Medical Journal
Date of Publication
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.....