Dietary changes and exercise are the best ways to combat obesity
Ruth Sander Independent consultant in care of the older person
The high prevalence of obesity is an enormous medical, social and economic burden. Central obesity, where there is excess fat around the abdomen, is accompanied by metabolic inflammation. This metabolic syndrome is associated with many problems, including raised blood lipids, decreased insulin sensitivity, hyperglycaemia and hypertension.
Nursing Older People. 29, 8, 11-11. doi: 10.7748/nop.29.8.11.s12
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