TITLE

Body Composition and Heart Failure Prevalence and Prognosis: Getting to the Fat of the Matter in the "Obesity Paradox"

AUTHOR(S)
Lavie, Carl J.; Milani, Richard V.; Ventura, Hector O.; Romero-Corral, Abel
PUB. DATE
July 2010
SOURCE
Mayo Clinic Proceedings;Jul2010, Vol. 85 Issue 7, p605
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents results of the study done by Kenchaiah S. Evans and team on the impact of obesity on cardiovascular health of adults in the U.S. They found that overweightness have adverse effects on their cardiovascular health because for every one kilogram per square meters (k/m2) increase in body mass index (BMI), there is a five percent risk of heart failure in men and seven percent in women. It also has vital impact on both systolic and diastolic left ventricular function.
ACCESSION #
52005162

 

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