Obesity and Cardiovascular Disease
This chapter begins by reviewing current evidence on the relationship between obesity and coronary heart disease (CHD), paying special attention to the effects of moderate overweight, body fat distribution, weight change, and the relative importance of excess adiposity and physical activity. It then considers evidence regarding obesity and other cardiovascular conditions including congestive heart failure (CHF), atrial fibrillation (AF), and sudden cardiac death (SCD). Methodological issues related to “obesity paradox” are discussed.
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