Obesity is a chronic metabolic disease and a worldwide pandemic associated with a multitude of medical disorders. More than one third of the world's population is overweight or obese. The prevalence of obesity has increased dramatically in the past 40 years and has contributed to the rising incidence of pathologic conditions including type 2 diabetes, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, asthma, various types of cancer, and cardiovascular and neurodegenerative diseases, among others. Increasingly, evidence implicates localized inflammation in adipose tissue, which in turn stimulates systemic low-grade inflammation, as a primary force contributing to the development of these diseases. Comprehensive, multifaceted management of obesity and its comorbidities is essential to improve outcomes.
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