Overweight and obesity as determinants of cardiovascular risk: the Framingham experience.

  title={Overweight and obesity as determinants of cardiovascular risk: the Framingham experience.},
  author={Peter W. F. Wilson and Ralph B. D'Agostino and Lisa Sullivan and Helen Parise and William Bernard Kannel},
  journal={Archives of internal medicine},
  volume={162 16},
BACKGROUND To our knowledge, no single investigation concerning the long-term effects of overweight status on the risk for hypertension, hypercholesterolemia, diabetes mellitus, and cardiovascular sequelae has been reported. METHODS Relations between categories of body mass index (BMI), cardiovascular disease risk factors, and vascular disease end points were examined prospectively in Framingham Heart Study participants aged 35 to 75 years, who were followed up to 44 years. The primary… CONTINUE READING
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