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Obesity undiagnosed in 23% of cases
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Obesity is undiagnosed in 22.9 percent of U.S. adults according to a new study. Diabetes: 11.3% undiagnosed
Diabetes is undiagnosed in 11.3 percent of U.S. adults.
High blood pressure: 16.1% undiagnosed
Hypertension is undiagnosed in 16.1 percent of U.S. adults.
Elevated cholesterol: 37.7% undiagnosed
Elevated cholesterol levels are undiagnosed in 37.7 percent of U.S. adults.
“Health care providers are missing valuable opportunities to address obesity and diagnose diabetes, hypercholesterolemia, and hypertension in obese adults,” the paper concludes.
Diaz V, Mainous Iii AG, Koopman R, Geesey M. Undiagnosed obesity: implications for undiagnosed hypertension, diabetes, and hypercholesterolemia. Fam Med. 2004 Oct, 36(9):639-44.
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Department of Family Medicine
Medical University of South Carolina
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