A critical disease approach of angiogenesis in obese patients

Suzana Binte Hashim


EMAN Research and Testing Laboratory, Department of Pharmacology, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia

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Angiotherapy, 2017, 1(1), 041–043. (Received 11 September 2016, Published 10 May 2017).


Citation: Suzana Binte Hashim. (2017). A critical disease approach of angiogenesis in obese patients, 1(1), pages 041-043.


Obesity is a medical issue that is affecting an ever greater population worldwide. Also, obesity has a strong association with several metabolic disorders such as the type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease, which affect over 50% of an adult population (Wellen, Hotamisligil et al. 2003). Previous studies have shown that obesity facilitates the development of chronic diseases such as inflammation-based pathologies, stroke, osteoarthritis, cancer, hypertension, sleep apnoea, and arthritis (Hotamisligil 2003, Parul Singla 2010, Marta González-Castejón 2011). Importantly, the amount of cases of clinical obesity is constantly increasing, and in 2014 more than half a billion people are considered obese (WHO 2015). Therefore, it is paramount to find a solution for this problem and currently, one of the interesting avenues to combat obesity has been through angiogenesis.


Keywords: Obesity, Angiogenesis, Patients