This book covers the most important clinical and bench science aspects of metabolic syndrome. It will be of value to all of those seeking a comprehensive update on the metabolic syndrome. Furthermore, it will provide a broad basis for advancing research in the multiple intersecting disciplines encompassed by the metabolic syndrome.
With an extraordinary need for early intervention and prevention to slow or halt its progression, metabolic syndrome is one of the most challenging health problems. Only through an understanding of the science underlying this syndrome can successful interventions be developed and implemented.
This book covers the most important clinical and bench science aspects of metabolic syndrome. Coverage includes updated clinical views on the syndrome, its definition, current and future treatment options, and a critical evaluation of the current status of each of the syndrome components, including the latest knowledge of casual mechanisms.
The writers stimulate new thinking concerning the underlying mechanisms and encourage heightened efforts to develop new therapeutics, potentially targeting uniquely intersecting pathways.