Obesity and cardiovascular disease: Is body structure a factor?

Søren Nielsen, Michael D. Jensen

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Abstract

Obesity is associated with increased cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. individuals who predominantly store fat abdominally (particularly in the visceral area), more often present with an atherogenic lipid profile and are more frequently characterized by hemostatic, metabolic and anatomical abnormalities compatible with insulin resistance and increased atherothrombotic risk. Weight loss improves many of the cardiovascular risk factors associated with abdominal obesity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)200-204
Number of pages5
JournalCurrent opinion in lipidology
Volume8
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 4 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Molecular Biology
  • Genetics
  • Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Cell Biology

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