Obesity and Cardiovascular Disease

Obesity and Cardiovascular Disease

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Although cardiovascular disease remains the leading proximate cause of death in the United States, it is now estimated that obesity may be equivalent to smoking as the leading cause of preventable death in America. In light of these statistics, this reference presents our current understanding of the epidemiology, pathology, and genetics of the obesity epidemic and its relationship to cardiovascular disease. It provides an evidence-based approach to the topic, as well as emphasizes a combined treatment strategy for patients suffering from both obesity and cardiovascular disease.The treatment group lost more weight and had a significant reduction in total cholesterol and LDL-C. Its members also showed ... Perhaps the greatest challenge for weight loss practitioners is to target obese children and adolescents. They willanbsp;...

Title:Obesity and Cardiovascular Disease
Author:Malcolm K Robinson, Abraham Thomas
Publisher:CRC Press - 2006-03-07


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