Normal Weight Obesity: An Underrecognized Problem in Individuals of South Asian Descent.

Normal Weight Obesity: An Underrecognized Problem in Individuals of South Asian Descent. Clin Ther. 2019 Jul 01;: Authors: Kapoor N, Furler J, Paul TV, Thomas N, Oldenburg B Abstract PURPOSE: Obesity has attained pandemic proportions across the world, and its prevalence in developing countries is also on the rise. Nevertheless, there is still a large gap in understanding the reasons behind a disproportionately high prevalence of diabetes as opposed to a lesser degree of obesity seen in individuals of South Asian origin. This research letter highlights the importance of identifying individuals with normal weight obesity, which may partially bridge this knowledge gap. METHODS: We reviewed recently published evidence on normal weight obesity. FINDINGS: Normal weight obesity is a common public health problem and may be prevalent in up to one-third of individuals of certain Asian ethnicities. Literature is emerging on its pathophysiology and association with metabolic diseases, such as type 2 diabetes mellitus, hypertension, and dyslipidemia. More recently, normal weight obesity was also identified as an independent strong predictor of cardiovascular mortality. However, evidence is particularly lacking on its appropriate management. IMPLICATIONS: Normal weight obesity is an underrecognized yet widely prevalent problem in individuals of Asian descent. Further research on pathogenic mechanisms, diagnostic modalities, and therapeutic options in in...
Source: Clinical Therapeutics - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Tags: Clin Ther Source Type: research

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