The Impact of Obesity on Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors and Subclinical Vascular Disease.

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Andrew B. Chung, MD/PhD

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May 16, 2008, 2:48:21 PM5/16/08
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"Hypertension and diabetes were more prevalent in obese participants despite a much higher use of antihypertensive and/or antidiabetic medications. Obesity was associated with a greater risk of coronary artery calcium (17%), internal carotid artery intimal medial thickness greater than 80th percentile (32%), common carotid artery intimal medial thickness greater than 80th percentile (45%), and left ventricular mass greater than 80th percentile (2.7-fold greater) compared with normal body size. These associations persisted after adjustment for traditional CVD risk factors."

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Comments:

It remains smarter to eat less, down to the right amount:

http://HeartMDPhD.com/BeSmart

Here is a simple parable given in hopes of promoting much greater understanding:

http://HeartMDPhD.com/Parable

Life in industrialized countries is essentially life in blessed feed lots.

Be hungry... be healthy... be hungrier... be healthier...

Prayerfully in the awesome name of LORD Jesus Christ,

Andrew <><
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Andrew B. Chung, MD/PhD
Lawful steward of http://EmoryCardiology.com
A latter-day disciple of the KING of kings and LORD of lords.
http://TruthRUS.org/HolySpirit/DiscipleNow

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