ABDOMINAL OBESITY – A CARDIOMETABOLIC RISK FACTOR

  • Alina Bodea
  • Amorin Remus Popa
Keywords: Obesity, insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome, leptin, adipocyte, cardio- metabolic risk factors

Abstract

Background and aims: In the modern society, obesity represents an important health issue, both because the great number of obese patients in the developed and developing countries and the complications that occur in obese patients, accompanied by an increased risk for cardio-metabolic complications, cancer and death. Material and methods: Among the numerous data recorded in the literature, I made reference to about 30 articles supporting certain hypotheses or truths regarding the pathogenesis of obesity and its cardio-metabolic consequences.

Published
2015-03-15
Section
Review Articles