PERSPECTIVES ON THE NUTRITIONAL MANAGEMENT OF METABOLIC SYNDROME IN ASIA: PEOPLE, PRACTICE AND PROGRAMMES

  • Chee Huei Phing
Keywords: Metabolic Syndrome, nutritional management, dietitians

Abstract

Numerous Asian countries have a high prevalence of metabolic syndrome, also associated with cardiovascular disease and diabetes mellitus. Healthcare expenditure varies among Asian countries, and is influenced by poverty factor and large populations. The effect of metabolic syndrome on nutritional management in Asia demonstrates the essential for clinicians to equalize the needs for higher standards of dietetics practice; as they execute optimal care processes with the aim of improving outcomes, alongside setting of workforce limitations, inadequate expertise in metabolic syndrome nutrition practice, as well as ethnic diversity among Asians. This paper presents some aspects of dietetics practice and the possibility that an alteration in practice is mandatory if dietitians are to play an active role in preventing or decelerating the evolution of the metabolic syndrome.

Published
2017-03-15
How to Cite
Phing, Chee. 2017. “PERSPECTIVES ON THE NUTRITIONAL MANAGEMENT OF METABOLIC SYNDROME IN ASIA: PEOPLE, PRACTICE AND PROGRAMMES”. Romanian Journal of Diabetes Nutrition and Metabolic Diseases 24 (1), 65-70. http://rjdnmd.org/index.php/RJDNMD/article/view/64.
Section
Review Articles