Obesity and cardiovascular disease.

@article{Rexrode1996ObesityAC,
  title={Obesity and cardiovascular disease.},
  author={Kathryn M. Rexrode and JoAnn E. Manson and Charles H Hennekens},
  journal={Current opinion in cardiology},
  year={1996},
  volume={11 5},
  pages={
          490-5
        }
}
Obesity is strongly associated with cardiac risk factors including elevated blood pressure, glucose intolerance, and dyslipidemia. Clinical trials have indicated that weight loss significantly improves these risk profiles. Epidemiologic studies consistently have shown that obesity is a strong risk factor for coronary heart disease in both men and women. In addition, abdominal adiposity may confer added risk for coronary heart disease. Although obesity is a modifiable and preventable cardiac… CONTINUE READING
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