P Michael Conn Series Editor

Autoimmune Diseases in Endocrinology, edited by Anthony P. Weetman, 2008 Energy Metabolism and Obesity Research and Clinical Applications, edited by Patricia A. Donohoue, 2008 Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Current Controversies, from the Ovary to the Pancreas, edited by Andrea Dunaif, Jeffrey R. Chang, Stephen Franks, and Richards. Legro, 2008 The Metabolic Syndrome Epidemiology, Clinical Treatment, and Underlying Mechanisms, edited by Barbara Caleen Hansen and George A. Bray, 2008 Genomics in...

Aaron I Vinik md PhD

Diabetes Research Institute, Department of Medicine, Eastern Virginia Medical School, The Leonard Strelitz Diabetes Institutes, Norfolk, VA Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Bone Disease Department of Medicine Mount Sinai School of Medicine New York, NY Oregon Health amp Science University Beaverton, OR The Leonard Strelitz Diabetes Institutes ISBN 978-1-58829-708-2 e-ISBN 978-1-59745-572-5 Library of Congress Control Number 2007933146 2008 Humana Press, a part of Springer Science...

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Undoubtedly, there is a worldwide epidemic of obesity, the metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes, and with these changes comes controversy What is the cause of the obesity epidemic Is the increase in type 2 diabetes caused by obesity alone or are there other factors involved, such as genetics Is the metabolic syndrome truly a syndrome or merely a grouping of risk factors for cardiovascular disease How do we effectively prevent and treat the epidemics of obesity, diabetes, and their devastating...