The Heart Failure Overweight/Obesity Survival Paradox: The Missing Sex Link.

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OBJECTIVES This study sought to determine whether body mass index (BMI) has a differential impact on survival for females versus males with advanced systolic heart failure (HF). BACKGROUND Females have a survival advantage in HF, the mechanisms of which are unclear. There is also a proposed "obesity survival paradox" in which excess adiposity promotes HF… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.jchf.2015.06.009

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