TITLE

Obesity 'no predictor' of cardiovascular disease

AUTHOR(S)
Baines, Emma
PUB. DATE
March 2004
SOURCE
GP: General Practitioner;3/1/2004, p14
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Obesity by itself is not a risk factor for cardiovascular disease (CVD), according to a U.S. study. The researchers found that the well-documented association between obesity and increased CVD risk was actually the effect of the metabolic syndrome. Dr. Oscar Marroquin, from the department of epidemiology at the University of Pittsburgh in the U.S., explained that they wanted to see whether some of the risk associated with obesity was mediated through the metabolic syndrome rather than raised BMI itself. They found that metabolic status was strongly related to BMI, 28 per cent of women with a normal BMI had the metabolic syndrome, compared to 55 per cent of overweight women and 76 per cent of those who were obese.
ACCESSION #
12427222

 

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