Nutritional and Therapeutic Interventions for Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome

Nutritional and Therapeutic Interventions for Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome

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Diabetes mellitus affects approximately 20 million people in the US, or nearly 7% of the population. It is expected to increase by 70% within the next 25 years, and numerous epidemiologic studies have demonstrated that type 2 diabetes increases the risk of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. It is estimated to cost over $92 billion in health care costs and lost productivity. The increased risk is due to the detrimental vascular effects of prolonged exposure to a hyperglycemic, oxidant-rich environment yielding associated cardiovascular risk factors: atherosclerosis, hypertension and clotting abnormalities. Hypertension and dyslipidemia in diabetic patients produces substantial decreases in cardiovascular and microvascular diseases. Nutritional and Therapeutic Interventions for Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome provides an overview of the current epidemic, outlines the consequences of this crisis and lays out strategies to forestall and prevent diabetes, obesity and other intricate issues of metabolic syndrome. The contributing experts from around the world give this book relevant and up-to-date global approaches to the critical consequences of metabolic syndrome and make it an important reference for those working with the treatment, evaluation or public health planning for the effects of metabolic syndrome and diabetes. Scientific discussion of the epidemiology and pathophysiology of the relationship between diabetes and metabolic syndrome Includes coverage of Pre-diabetes conditions plus both Type I and Type II Diabetes Presents both prevention and treatment optionsAlphaTRAK has the highest correlation to clinical laboratory sample analysis of glucose. The Bayer Ascensia Contour and the Roche Accu-Chek Advantage are both excellent human monitors, but fall short of the accuracy of the Abbott product anbsp;...

Title:Nutritional and Therapeutic Interventions for Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome
Author: Debasis Bagchi, Nair Sreejayan
Publisher:Academic Press - 2012

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