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Article: The metabolic syndrome and vascular disease in Asia

TitleThe metabolic syndrome and vascular disease in Asia
Authors
KeywordsChemicals And Cas Registry Numbers
Issue Date2007
PublisherBentham Science Publishers Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.bentham.org/cdtchd
Citation
Cardiovascular And Hematological Disorders - Drug Targets, 2007, v. 7 n. 2, p. 79-85 How to Cite?
AbstractThe metabolic syndrome is a constellation of vascular disease risk factors that includes hyperglycaemia, hypertension, and dyslipidaemia, which are largely mediated by accumulating fat depots, particularly when centrally deposited. Increasing adiposity promotes insulin resistance, low grade inflammation and endothelial dysfunction, which promote the development of atherogenic vascular disease. Increases in percentage body fat result from a number of parameters, including ageing, and changes in lifestyle factors that promote a metabolic imbalance, such as decreasing physical activity and adverse dietary patterns. As Asian populations continue to modernize, levels of physical activity are declining as home and workplace jobs become more automated and sedentary and transportation more readily available. Similarly, dietary changes are introduced, with healthy traditional plant-based diets being replaced by cheaper calorie dense high fat foods. These changes are resulting in rapid increases in the prevalence of obesity throughout Asia, and the subsequent development of the metabolic syndrome. To minimise further development of the obesity pandemic and subsequent vascular disease, innovative population-based preventative lifestyle and therapeutic strategies interventions need to be introduced. © 2007 Bentham Science Publishers Ltd.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/91420
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2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.718
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dc.contributor.authorCheung, BMYen_HK
dc.contributor.authorThomas, GNen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-17T10:19:05Z-
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dc.date.issued2007en_HK
dc.identifier.citationCardiovascular And Hematological Disorders - Drug Targets, 2007, v. 7 n. 2, p. 79-85en_HK
dc.identifier.issn1871-529Xen_HK
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dc.description.abstractThe metabolic syndrome is a constellation of vascular disease risk factors that includes hyperglycaemia, hypertension, and dyslipidaemia, which are largely mediated by accumulating fat depots, particularly when centrally deposited. Increasing adiposity promotes insulin resistance, low grade inflammation and endothelial dysfunction, which promote the development of atherogenic vascular disease. Increases in percentage body fat result from a number of parameters, including ageing, and changes in lifestyle factors that promote a metabolic imbalance, such as decreasing physical activity and adverse dietary patterns. As Asian populations continue to modernize, levels of physical activity are declining as home and workplace jobs become more automated and sedentary and transportation more readily available. Similarly, dietary changes are introduced, with healthy traditional plant-based diets being replaced by cheaper calorie dense high fat foods. These changes are resulting in rapid increases in the prevalence of obesity throughout Asia, and the subsequent development of the metabolic syndrome. To minimise further development of the obesity pandemic and subsequent vascular disease, innovative population-based preventative lifestyle and therapeutic strategies interventions need to be introduced. © 2007 Bentham Science Publishers Ltd.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherBentham Science Publishers Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.bentham.org/cdtchden_HK
dc.relation.ispartofCardiovascular and Hematological Disorders - Drug Targetsen_HK
dc.subjectChemicals And Cas Registry Numbersen_HK
dc.subject.meshAbdominal Fat - physiologyen_HK
dc.subject.meshAnimalsen_HK
dc.subject.meshAsia - epidemiologyen_HK
dc.subject.meshDisease Outbreaksen_HK
dc.subject.meshHumansen_HK
dc.subject.meshMetabolic Syndrome X - epidemiologyen_HK
dc.subject.meshObesity - epidemiologyen_HK
dc.subject.meshVascular Diseases - epidemiologyen_HK
dc.titleThe metabolic syndrome and vascular disease in Asiaen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.emailCheung, BMY:mycheung@hku.hken_HK
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dc.identifier.volume7en_HK
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dc.identifier.spage79en_HK
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