Published in Obesity and Diabetes Week, June 14th, 2004
This may help explain links between obesity and heart failure risk, according to a study in a recent issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.
"The higher the body mass index was, i.e., the more overweight or obese a woman was, the thicker the heart wall was, the more concentric remodeling there was, the worse the diastolic and systolic function," said Linda R. Peterson, MD, FACC, from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri.
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