Obesity & Heart Disease

Name: Gabrielle Johnson
Date: November 18, 2014
Block: 3 (science)

Obesity and Heart Disease:

Author: Robert H. Eckel, MD
Date Published: August, 1997
Website: http://circ.ahajournals.org/content/96/9/3248.full

-Middle-aged women with a BMI of >23 but <25 had a 50% increase in rick of nonfatal or fatal coronary heart disease.

-Men aged 40-65 years with a BMI of >25 but <29 had a 72% increase risk.

-The overall relation between obesity and morbidity and mortality is less clear for African American women. Pima Indians and Hispanics.

-Training program that increase physical activtiy have a variable effect on body mass and compostion.

-Fatness is associated with a number of comorbidities, including several forms of heart disease.

-Developing countries some comorbidities are seen at a lesser degree of excess weight.

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