Old Problem, New Name

Move over obesity, there’s a new epidemic in town – metabolic syndrome. Actually, obesity is a component of metabolic syndrome, which is a catch-all term created to describe the wave of health problems that are connected to diet and its effect on the human body. But is it really a disease per se, or merely a convenient label that the pahrmacology industry can use to shift product? Wired has an extensive article on this issue that covers both sides of the argument.