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    Losing 11 pounds would result in 27-34% fewer cardiovascular events over the next 20 years

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    Monday, June 23, 2008 8:01 am Email this article
    "A simple strategy such as losing [11 pounds] in 5 months has the potential to result in 27% to 34% fewer cardiovascular-related hospital admissions and deaths over the next 20 years," according to a report titled Australia's future fat bomb that was written by researchers at the Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Research Institute in Melbourne, Australia. REFERENCE

    Stewart S, Tikellis G, Carrington M, Walker K, O’dea K. Australia’s future fat bomb : A report on the long-term consequences of australia’s expanding waistline on cardiovascular disease. Baker Heart Research Institute. 2008 Jun 20, http://baker.edu.au/assets/contentFiles/39/fatBomb_report.pdf.


    Professor Simon Stewart
    Head, Preventative Cardiology
    Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute
    PO Box 6492, St Kilda Road Central
    Melbourne Victoria 8008
    +61 3 8532 1640 phone
    +61 3 8532 1100 fax
    0438 302 111
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    This report is available (pdf file) on request from:
    Dr Gabriella Tikellis: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

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