CARDIA – Abdominal obesity and coronary artery calcium

Over the past three decades, obesity rates for adults have doubled and rates for adolescents have tripled. Therefore, younger people are experiencing a greater cumulative exposure to excess adiposity over their lifetime, however the long-term effects of this have been poorly studied to date. In particular, abdominal obesity is known to cause the development of […]

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Clarifying the role of nicotine in weight control

Despite the impressive gains in cardiovascular morbidity and mortality that have occurred over the past decades, a veritable elephant still exists in the room in the shape of the tidal wave of obesity sweeping the globe, which may reverse these advances.¬† Obesity has proved fundamentally difficult to manage, with few therapies demonstrating sustained weight loss […]

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