An Update on the variants of obesity

Muralidhara, Dandinasivara Venkateshaiah and Rao , U.S. Mahadeva and Swethadri , Gumballi Krishna Murthy (2012) An Update on the variants of obesity. Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences, 16 (16). pp. 1-5. ISSN 2230 – 7885

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The obesity pandemic has spread to a large part of the world and its health related issues are quite serious. However, excess body fat does not always indicate greater health risks or its absence does not guarantee the lack of risks. Thus, some of the generalizations made about body weight and health have been dismissed. In this context, two important subgroups of obesity have been identified, referred to as metabolically healthy but obese (uncomplicated obesity) and metabolically obese but normal weight as compared to the well recognized metabolically abnormal obesity. Newer understandings on these two variants of obesity are discussed here as it would be interesting to both academicians and clinicians in several ways.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Metabolically normal obese, metabolically obese normal weight, obesity
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Faculty / Institute: Faculty of Medicine
Depositing User: Dr U.S.Mahadeva Rao
Date Deposited: 19 May 2014 04:18
Last Modified: 28 Apr 2015 06:17

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