Author name: Robert H. Eckel, MD; Krauss, MD for the AHA Nutrition Committee
Article Link: Cir.anajornals.org/content/97/21/2099?related-urls=yes&legid=circulationana;97/21/2099
Title: American Heart Association Call to Action: Obesity as a Major Risk Factor For a Coronary Heart Disease
Few Drugs exist to prevent and treat obesity.
20 years ago from eqidemiology studies we have learn that obesity is a serious risk factor for coronary heart disease.
No drugs comparable to the 'stains' to reduce high blood cholest to reduce high blood cholesterol.
Fat restriction is only part of a hearthy diet.
In part because we are still learning about complex cause of excess weight.
Statistic: According to NHANES 65,700,000 American adults (30 million mean and 35.6 million women) exceed the health weight range defined by the US guidelines.