In the past decade, sedentary lifestyles, atherogenic high calorie diets, and weight gains have characterized adolescents and adults in the United States and in many countries across the globe.1,2 Indeed, a recent report2 estimated the prevalences of overweight and obese people in the U.S. above 60 and 30%, respectively. This is not a unique burden for the U.S., but reflects a worldwide trend demonstrating an increased prevalence in metabolic risk factors3,4 including visceral obesity, insulin resistance, dyslipidemia with abnormal values for triglycerides and high density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-c), hypertension, and (if measured) prothrombotic and inflammatory markers.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Oxidative Stress and Inflammatory Mechanisms in Obesity, Diabetes, and the Metabolic Syndrome|
|Number of pages||12|
|ISBN (Print)||1420043781, 9781420043785|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2007|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)