Obesity and Coronary Artery Disease

Implications and Interventions
  • Kristine Napier
Part of the Contemporary Cardiology book series (CONCARD)


Obesity increases the risk of disease and death. With now one-third of Americans classified as obese (1,2), and the prevalence increasing, it is evident that obesity and its consequences have become one of the country’s most urgent health care concerns. As we move into the 21st century, obesity-induced diseases will claim an increasing percentage of health care resources, as well as medical efforts.


Waist Circumference Black Woman Coronary Artery Disease Risk Framingham Heart Study Central Adiposity 
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