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Metabolic Syndrome and Diabetes

  • Annika RosengrenEmail author
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Abstract

The last century has witnessed profound changes in living conditions and health for the global population. Rapid urbanization and industrialization have led to changes in nutrition, transportation, and psychosocial environment. Whereas, throughout the history of mankind, the availability of enough food to subsist has been a major concern, the present era is characterized by abundant availability of food, particularly energy-dense food, for large proportions of the world’s population. At the same time, the changing of job types, increased mechanization at work and at home, increased sedentariness in leisure time, and less energy expenditure in transportation are increasingly shifting the situation for many people toward reduced energy expenditure.

Keywords

Cardiovascular disease Diabetes Metabolic syndrome Premature death Psychosocial factors 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Medicine, Sahlgrenska AcademySahlgrenska University HospitalGothenburgSweden

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