Risk of myocardial infarction and heart failure among metabolically healthy but obese individuals: HUNT (Nord-Trøndelag Health Study), Norway.

@article{Mrkedal2014RiskOM,
  title={Risk of myocardial infarction and heart failure among metabolically healthy but obese individuals: HUNT (Nord-Tr\ondelag Health Study), Norway.},
  author={Bj\orn M\orkedal and Lars J Vatten and P{\aa}l Richard Romundstad and Lars Erik Laugsand and Imre Janszky},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Cardiology},
  year={2014},
  volume={63 11},
  pages={1071-8}
}
OBJECTIVES This study sought to investigate whether obesity in the absence of metabolic abnormalities might be a relatively benign condition in relation to acute myocardial infarction (AMI) and heart failure (HF). BACKGROUND The results of previous studies are conflicting for AMI and largely unknown for HF, and the role of the duration of obesity has not been investigated. METHODS In a population-based prospective cohort study, a total of 61,299 men and women free of cardiovascular disease… CONTINUE READING