Obesity and cardiovascular disease: pathophysiology, evaluation, and effect of weight loss.

@article{Poirier2006ObesityAC,
  title={Obesity and cardiovascular disease: pathophysiology, evaluation, and effect of weight loss.},
  author={Paul Poirier and Thomas D. Giles and George A. Bray and Yuling Hong and Judith S. Stern and Francesc-Xavier Pi-Sunyer and Robert H Eckel},
  journal={Arteriosclerosis, thrombosis, and vascular biology},
  year={2006},
  volume={26 5},
  pages={
          968-76
        }
}
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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