"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,