Acta Academiae Medicinae Sinica

Acta Academiae Medicinae Sinica

Acta Academiae Medicinae Sinica ›› 2012, Vol. 34 ›› Issue (4): 431-436.doi: 10.3881/j.issn.1000-503X.2012.04.024

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Obesity and Cardiovascular Diseases

ZHAO Qing,ZHANG Shu-yang   

  1. Department of Cardiology, PUMC Hospital, CAMS and PUMC, Beijing 100730, China
  • Received:2011-09-28 Revised:2012-08-31 Online:2012-08-30 Published:2012-08-30

Abstract: Obesity is becoming increasingly prevalent and thus has been a global public concern. Studies have demonstrated that obesity and its complications can cause an early onset of cardiovascular diseases (CVD), reduce the therapeutic effecacy of medical and invasive treatment, and thus increase the mortality. Meanwhile, it can also cause damage to the structure, electrophysiology, and myocardial function of heart. It can be a particularly important issue for women. On the other hand, heart injury can also affect the weight loss options and their outcomes. This article elucidates the relationship between obesity and its complications and CVD, and meanwhile proposes some new perspectives about the prevention of CVD.

Key words: obesity, insulin resistance, cardiovascular disease

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