User: Guest  Login
Document type:
journal article 
Author(s):
Hauner, H 
Title:
Is obesity a disease? 
Abstract:
Obesity, defined as a body mass index greater than or equal to30 kg/m(2), is now considered to be a chronic disease with a polygenetic background. The distribution of this condition in Germany has reached epidemic dimensions. The comorbidities of excess body weight such as type 2 diabetes, hypertension and osteoarthritis represent a growing burden on the health care system. The mandatory consequence is to develop and promote preventive and therapeutic strategies to control the obesity problem. A...    »
 
Journal title abbreviation:
Chir. Gastroenterologie 
Year:
2003 
Journal volume:
19 
Journal issue:
Pages contribution:
8-11 
Language:
de 
Print-ISSN:
0177-9990 
TUM Institution:
hrungsmedizin