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Title The developmental basis of the metabolic syndrome and diabetes
Description Describes the possible developmental origin of metabolic syndrome and diabetes
Creation Date 20 October 2006
Doc type Article
Document Abstract:
Increasing levels of obesity over recent years have been associated with rising levels of cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes in the developed and developing worlds. The metabolic syndrome, the combination of hypertension, insulin resistance and dyslipidaemia, has been postulated as a prodromal state for established cardiovascular disease and diabetes. Its possible developmental origin is discussed in this review
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