Population Trends & Obesity Patterns in the Philippines: A Window to the Obesity Epidemic in the Asia-Oceania Region

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  • Augusto D. Litonjua Founding President Philippine Association for the Study of Overweight and Obesity (PASOO)

Abstract

Dr. Lee Kaplan, in his lecture at the recently concluded Postgraduate Course in Endocrinology (Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA) described obesity as a very common and growing problem, with a complex physiology and clinically heterogenous picture, resistant to treatment as well as frustrating to manage. It should be a global health problem priority since it is associated with multiple endocrine and metabolic disturbances.

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Published

2014-05-28

How to Cite

Litonjua, A. D. (2014). Population Trends & Obesity Patterns in the Philippines: A Window to the Obesity Epidemic in the Asia-Oceania Region. JAFES, 26(2), 141. Retrieved from https://asean-endocrinejournal.org/index.php/JAFES/article/view/85

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