Lifestyle Medicine: The Time is Now

Medicina del Estilo de Vida: El Momento es Ahora

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https://doi.org/10.25176/RFMH.v22i1.4390

Abstract

The time for lifestyle medicine is now. We need lifestyle medicine to help manage the ongoing outbreaks of lifestyle related chronic conditions like diabetes, obesity, dementia, and heart disease that continue to plague our world today, and we need lifestyle medicine to help handle the worldwide pandemic created by COVID-19.  Mozafarrian and colleagues noted that among the 900,000 coronavirus disease hospitalizations in 2019 through November 18, 2020, 63.5% of them were estimated to be attributed to four cardiometabolic conditions:  obesity, hypertension, diabetes, and heart failure.

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Published

2021-12-03