Obesity as a Risk Factor for Heart Disease: An Overview

Rippe, James M.
January 1998
Nutrition in Clinical Care;Jan/Feb98 Supplement 1, Vol. 1 Issue 1, p3
Academic Journal
Presents an overview related to the relationship of obesity with coronary heart disease (CHD) in the United States. Prevalence of obesity in the country; Consideration of obesity as a strong and independent factor for CHD; Promotion of the clustering of multiple CHD risk factors due to obesity.


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