Vascular dysfunction and obesity

Kieren J. Mather, Alain D. Baron

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The obesity epidemic has resulted in increased interest in the health consequences of obesity. Obesity is associated with a number of adverse health outcomes. Among these are an increased risk of subsequent development of type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM2) and an increased risk for cardiovascular (CV) disease. Together, these conditions already account for the majority of morbidity and mortality in industrialized nations, and the prospect of a ballooning population with augmented disease susceptibility threatens to undo the significant advances in the prevention of CV disease we have seen in the last few decades.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationObesity and Cardiovascular Disease
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages28
ISBN (Electronic)9781420018905
ISBN (Print)9781574448634
StatePublished - Jan 1 2006

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    Mather, K. J., & Baron, A. D. (2006). Vascular dysfunction and obesity. In Obesity and Cardiovascular Disease (pp. 93-120). CRC Press.