The problem of obesity continues to grow with epidemic proportions in Western countries. Obesity is a complex metabolic disorder characterized by a positive disequilibrium between energy intake and energy expenditure. The consequent expansion of the adipose organ, and in particular of visceral fat depots, increases the risk of developing obesity complications such as insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes, atherosclerosis, steatohepatitis, and cardio- and cerebro-vascular diseases. Individuals with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) have an elevated risk of both cardiovascular disease and disability, but the increase in risk for these conditions that may be conferred by obesity is poorly known. For more information regarding the article, kindly go through the above link.