‘Real-World’ Study Finds That Obesity Doubles The Risk Of Conditions Associated With Heart Disease

(mediLexicon) — Obese patients treated in office-based medical practices were twice as likely as normal-weight patients to develop conditions associated with heart disease, a new study has found. Researchers evaluated data collected by primary care and other office-based physician practices across the United States for a five-year period to identify whether obese patients developed hypertension, high triglycerides/low HDL, and diabetes more often than patients whose weight was considered normal.

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