The obesity paradox, weight loss, and coronary disease.

  title={The obesity paradox, weight loss, and coronary disease.},
  author={Carl J. Lavie and Richard V. Milani and Surya M. Artham and Dharmendrakumar A Patel and Hector O. Ventura},
  journal={The American journal of medicine},
  volume={122 12},
PURPOSE Because obesity is a cardiovascular risk factor but is associated with a more favorable prognosis among cohorts of cardiac patients, we assessed this "obesity paradox" in overweight and obese patients with coronary heart disease enrolled in a cardiac rehabilitation and exercise training (CRET) program, making this assessment in patients classified… CONTINUE READING