Published in Medicine and Law Weekly, August 4th, 2006
According to a recent review published in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine, "Obesity is a major risk factor for heart disease. In the face of obesity's growing prevalence, it is important for physicians to be aware of emerging research of novel mechanisms through which adiposity adversely affects the heart."
"Conventional wisdom suggests that either hemodynamic (that is, increased cardiac output and hypertension) or metabolic (that is,...
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