Relationships between obesity and cardiovascular diseases in four southern states and Colorado.

@article{Akil2011RelationshipsBO,
  title={Relationships between obesity and cardiovascular diseases in four southern states and Colorado.},
  author={Luma Akil and Hafiz A. Ahmad},
  journal={Journal of health care for the poor and underserved},
  year={2011},
  volume={22 4 Suppl},
  pages={61-72}
}
Obesity is among the leading causes of elevated cardiovascular disease (CVD) mortality and morbidity. In the present study, the associations between the increase in body mass index (BMI) and the increase rates of CVD and high blood pressure (HBP) in the states of Mississippi, Alabama, Louisiana, Tennessee, and Colorado are examined using regression analysis and by means of neural network models for obesity and HBP. Data from Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System were obtained and analyzed… CONTINUE READING

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