2.3 Metabolic Syndrome
The prevalence of metabolic syndrome is rising, in large part due to the continuing increase in adult obesity. According to the International Obesity Task Force, 1.7 billion of the global population have a weight-related disease. A fifth of all US adults and a quarter of all adults worldwide, or as much as 1.8 billion, have metabolic syndrome. It is predicted that metabolic syndrome will soon eclipse tobacco smoking as the leading risk factor for CVD.
Quiz Module 2.3
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1. The growing global prevalence of metabolic syndrome is a public health crisis because
2. The rise in the prevalence of metabolic disease is driven by