Obesity and Cardiovascular Disease: Pathophysiology, Evaluation, and Effect of Weight Loss

  title={Obesity and Cardiovascular Disease: Pathophysiology, Evaluation, and Effect of Weight Loss},
  author={P. Poirier and T. Giles and G. Bray and Y. Hong and J. Stern and F. Pi-Sunyer and R. Eckel},
  journal={Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology},
  • P. Poirier, T. Giles, +4 authors R. Eckel
  • Published 2006
  • Medicine
  • Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
  • Obesity is becoming a global epidemic in both children and adults, and it is associated with numerous co-morbidities such as cardiovascular diseases (CVD), type 2 diabetes, hypertension, certain cancers, and sleep apnea/sleep-disordered breathing. In fact, is an independent risk factor for CVD and CVD risks have been also documented in obese children, and is associated with reduced life expectancy. A variety of adaptations/alterations in cardiac structure and function occur in the individual as… CONTINUE READING
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