Obesity is associated with fatal coronary heart disease independently of traditional risk factors and deprivation

Source: Heart (online first), 14 February 2011 

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Date of publication: 14 February 2011

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: Over 6000 men with hypercholesterolaemia participated in the West of Scotland Coronary Prevention Study BMI, and were followed up over 15 years. An analysis of the data suggests that obesity is associated with fatal, but not non-fatal, coronary heart disease, independently of other risk factors and deprivation.

Length of publication: 6 pages

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Acknowledgement: National Heart Forum e-Research Briefing 3.03.2011

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