"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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It remains smarter to eat less, down to the right amount:
Here is a simple parable given in hopes of promoting much greater understanding:
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 B. Chung, MD/PhD
Lawful steward of http://EmoryCardiology.com
A latter-day disciple of the KING of kings and LORD of lords.