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May 28, 2015

20 percent of AF could be obesity related

Obesity is an important contributor to the atrial fibrillation (AF) epidemic, potentially explaining one-fifth of all cases, according to a study published recently in JACC: Clinical Electrophysiology.1

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August 5, 2014

Early weight and glucose control may ward off AF

Efforts aimed at weight reduction or glycaemic control may affect the proportion of the population with sustained atrial fibrillation (AF), according to a study published recently in the Journal of the American Heart Association.1

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March 28, 2014

Gastric surgery could halve heart attack and stroke rates

Obese people who have stomach surgery to help them lose weight could halve their risk of heart attack, according to a study published recently in the International Journal of Cardiology.1

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October 30, 2013

Atherosclerosis begins early in obese children

Obese children have blood vessel damage and insulin resistance that are precursors to atherosclerosis and diabetes, according to research presented recently at ESC Congress 2013 by Dr Norman Mangner. The findings highlight the need to adopt a healthy lifestyle early in life to prevent cardiovascular disease (CVD), which was the theme of World Heart Day 2013, held recently.

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October 30, 2013

Young obese women could reduce their stroke risk

There are many practical steps which young obese women could take to reduced their stroke risk, according to research1 presented at ESC Congress 2013.

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July 30, 2013

Location of body fat can elevate heart disease and cancer risk

Individuals with excessive abdominal fat have a greater risk of heart disease and cancer than individuals with a similar body mass index (BMI) who carry their fat in other areas of the body, according to a study published recently in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.1

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February 28, 2013

Creeping epidemic of obesity hits Asia Pacific region

Over-eating, sedentary lifestyles, cultural attitudes, and lack of prevention programmes are to blame for the rising epidemic of obesity in the Asia Pacific region, while overweight and obesity has quadrupled in China and societies still label people of healthy weight as poor, according to a recent statement from the European Society of Cardiology (ESC).

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March 3, 2011

Obesity independent CHD risk factor

The increased risk of death from coronary heart disease (CHD) brought on by obesity remains constant regardless of other risk factors, according to research recently published online at heart.bmj.com.1

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March 3, 2011

Obesity independent CHD risk factor

The increased risk of death from coronary heart disease (CHD) brought on by obesity remains constant regardless of other risk factors, according to research recently published online at heart.bmj.com.(1)

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December 9, 2010

Obesity; what every health professional should know

A new report produced for Foresight by the Royal College of Physicians says that in future every health professional will need to be trained to identify people at risk from increasing body weight, and be skilled at managing obesity.

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