Obesity, Physical Activity, and Their Interaction in Incident Atrial Fibrillation in Postmenopausal Women

@inproceedings{Azarbal2014ObesityPA,
  title={Obesity, Physical Activity, and Their Interaction in Incident Atrial Fibrillation in Postmenopausal Women},
  author={Farnaz Azarbal and Marcia L. Stefanick and Elena Salmoirago‐Blotcher and Joann E. Manson and Christine M. Albert and Michael J. Lamonte and Joseph C. Larson and Wenjun Li and Lisa W. Martin and Rami Nassir and Lorena Garc{\'i}a and Themistocles L. Assimes and Katie M. Tharp and Mark A. Hlatky and Marco V Perez},
  booktitle={Journal of the American Heart Association},
  year={2014}
}
BACKGROUND Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common cardiac arrhythmia and is associated with increased risk of stroke and death. Obesity is an independent risk factor for AF, but modifiers of this risk are not well known. We studied the roles of obesity, physical activity, and their interaction in conferring risk of incident AF. METHODS AND RESULTS The Women's Health Initiative (WHI) Observational Study was a prospective observational study of 93 676 postmenopausal women followed for an… CONTINUE READING

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