Mechanisms of adverse cardiometabolic consequences of obesity

Carlos M. Diaz-Melean, Virend K. Somers, Juan P.ablo Rodriguez-Escudero, Prachi Singh, Ondrej Sochor, Ernesto M.anuel Llano, Francisco Lopez-Jimenez

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Obesity is an epidemic that threatens the health of millions of people worldwide and is a major risk factor for cardiovascular diseases, hypertension, diabetes, and dyslipidemia. There are multiple and complex mechanisms to explain how obesity can cause cardiovascular disease. In recent years, studies have shown some limitations in the way we currently define obesity and assess adiposity. This review focuses on the mechanisms involved in the cardiometabolic consequences of obesity and on the relationship between obesity and cardiovascular comorbidities, and provides a brief review of the latest studies focused on normal weight obesity and the obesity paradox.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number364
JournalCurrent atherosclerosis reports
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 1 2013


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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