Tracey McLaughlin, MD; Fahim Abbasi, MD; Karen Cheal, MPH; James Chu, MD; Cindy Lamendola, MSN; Gerald Reaven, MD
Grant Support: By National Institutes of Health grants RR000070-40 and RR16071-01.
Potential Financial Conflicts of Interest: None disclosed.
Requests for Single Reprints: Gerald Reaven, MD, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Falk Cardiovascular Research Center, Stanford University School of Medicine, 300 Pasteur Drive, Stanford, CA 94305.
Current Author Addresses: Drs. McLaughlin and Chu: Division of Endocrinology, Stanford University School of Medicine, Room S005, Stanford, CA 94305-5103.
Drs. Reaven, Abbasi, and Ms. Lamendola: Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Falk Cardiovascular Research Center, Stanford University School of Medicine, 300 Pasteur Drive, Stanford, CA 94305.
Ms. Cheal: Department of Psychiatry, Brigham and Women's Hospital, 350 Longwood Avenue, Suite 201, Boston, MA 02115.
Author Contributions: Conception and design: T. McLaughlin, K. Cheal, J. Chu, G. Reaven.
Analysis and interpretation of the data: T. McLaughlin, G. Reaven.
Drafting of the article: T. McLaughlin, G. Reaven.
Critical revision of the article for important intellectual content: T. McLaughlin, G. Reaven.
Final approval of the article: T. McLaughlin, G. Reaven.
Provision of study materials or patients: T. McLaughlin, F. Abbasi, C. Lamendola, G. Reaven.
Statistical expertise: T. McLaughlin, K. Cheal, G. Reaven.
Obtaining of funding: T. McLaughlin, G. Reaven.
Administrative, technical, or logistic support: T. McLaughlin, F. Abbasi, C. Lamendola.
Collection and assembly of data: T. McLaughlin, F. Abbasi.
McLaughlin T, Abbasi F, Cheal K, Chu J, Lamendola C, Reaven G. Use of Metabolic Markers To Identify Overweight Individuals Who Are Insulin Resistant. Ann Intern Med. 2003;139:802-809. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-139-10-200311180-00007
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 2003;139(10):802-809.
Recent reports (1) indicate that more than 50% of the U.S. population is overweight (body mass index [BMI] ≥ 25 kg/m2), with approximately 20% designated as obese (BMI ≥ 30 kg/m2). Because overweight is important in the genesis of type 2 diabetes mellitus and cardiovascular disease (CVD), the absolute number of Americans in this category is disturbing. The gravity of the problem is accentuated in light of the report that only approximately 50% of physicians polled provided weight loss counseling (2) and that pharmacologic treatment of weight loss is not being used appropriately in overweight persons (3).
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