The metabolic syndrome has become a 'hot topic' and is of
increasing importance to people working in primary care. The global
epidemics of diabetes and obesity are driving another in
cardiovascular disease - all components of the metabolic syndrome.
Preventing and managing this syndrome will be ever more important
in coming years. Primary health care professionals need to be aware
of the risk factors and help to educate their patients to avoid
onset or worsening of the individual conditions. Pharmacological
treatment of several concurrent diseases raises further problems,
emphasizing the need to consider all the components of the syndrome
"The Metabolic Syndrome and Primary Care: "Highlights practical
issues involved in managing patients with the metabolic syndromeIs
clearly written and illustratedCovers all aspects of the metabolic
syndrome and its constituent diseases, including obesity,
cardiovascular disease and diabetesExplains the risk factors for
the metabolic syndrome and how these vary among different ethnic
groupsDescribes how to prevent and manage the metabolic syndrome by
both lifestyle change and pharmacological intervention
This book has been derived from the award-winning "The Metabolic
Syndrome." Selected chapters have been condensed and rewritten to
provide accurate, easy-to-read information for all healthcare
professionals working in primary care. The book has also been
updated with inclusion of the latest results, e.g. from the DREAM
study, and highlights practical issues involved in managing
patients with the metabolic syndrome.
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