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dc.contributor.authorMuscat, Michelle-
dc.contributor.authorAxisa, Benedict-
dc.identifier.citationMuscat, M., & Axisa, B. (2019). At the crossroads of chemical pathology and bariatrics. The Synapse : the Medical Professionals' Network, 18(2), 20-21.en_GB
dc.description.abstractObesity afflicts a high number of individuals worldwide. Also, looking further into the local situation in Malta, there are alarming national statistics with regards to Maltese prevalence of obesity. This in turn poses a significant burden on health care given obesity is associated with multiple co-morbidities. Notable examples include type 2 diabetes, dyslipidemia, atherosclerosis, non-alcoholic steatohepatitis and sleep apnoea. When dietary, exercise and pharmacological regimes fail, certain patients may meet the criteria for Bariatric surgery which usually encompass those with morbid obesity having a BMI greater or equal to 40kg/m2 or a BMI greater or equal to 35kg/m2 which is medically complicated. Bariatric surgery has the potential to result in remission of type 2 diabetes.en_GB
dc.publisherMedical Portals Ltd.en_GB
dc.subjectObesity -- Pathophysiologyen_GB
dc.subjectObesity -- Risk factorsen_GB
dc.titleAt the crossroads of chemical pathology and bariatricsen_GB
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dc.publication.titleThe Synapse : the Medical Professionals' Networken_GB
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