Focus on Diabetes Mellitus Research

Focus on Diabetes Mellitus Research

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Diabetes mellitus is a chronic disease of absolute or relative insulin deficiency or resistance characterized by disturbances in carbohydrate, protein and fat metabolism. It is estimated that between 5-10% of the population suffer from this disease. This syndrome is a contributing factor in a large percentage of deaths from heart attacks and strokes as well as renal failure and vascular disease. About 90% of the cases of diabetes mellitus fall into Type 2 where obesity plays a major role. Research in the field is wide-spread ranging from causes to treatment. This new book brings together leading research from throughout the world.Editor: Ashley M. Ford, pp. ... In this article, the development of insulin resistance in children is described, with particular reference to the contribution played by obesity. Key programming, genetic and environmental hypotheses, which attempt to explain the origins of insulin resistance, are discussed and evaluated in the lightanbsp;...

Title:Focus on Diabetes Mellitus Research
Author: Ashley M. Ford
Publisher:Nova Publishers - 2006

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