Excess Weight Hikes Cardiac Risk All on Its Own

November 11, 2013 9:01 PM

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Excess Weight Hikes Cardiac Risk All on Its Own

Being overweight or obese were risk factors for myocardial infarction (MI) and ischemic heart disease (IHD), even in the absence of metabolic syndrome, researchers found.

Among participants with and without metabolic syndrome, there were "increasing and cumulative incidences" of both MI and IHD along the continuum of weight from normal to obese (log-rank trend P=0.006 and P<0.001 respectively), according to Borge G. Nordestgaard, MD, DMSc, and his co-author, Mette Th...

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