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    Obesity-related heart problems associated with insulin resistance

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    Monday, October 05, 2009 2:41 pm Email this article
    Obesity-related heart problems appear to be related to insulin resistance according to a review paper by Christopher P. Cannon, MD, Associated Professor of Medicine at the Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts.

    “In a recent analysis of 211 apparently healthy obese adults, subjects with the highest degree of insulin resistance had higher blood pressure, [higher blood sugar, both fasting and following a meal], and [higher] plasma triglyceride levels, and lower high-density lipoprotein cholest.erol (HDL-C) levels than did obese subjects with the highest degree of insulin sensitivity,” the review paper notes.

    “These findings suggest that anti-obesity therapies that address the problem of insulin resistance may help to reduce the increased cardiovascular risk associated with obesity.”


    Cannon C, Kumar A. Treatment of overweight and obesity: Lifestyle, pharmacologic, and surgical options. Clin Cornerstone. 2009, 9(4):55-68; discussion 69-71.


    Christopher P. Cannon, MD
    Senior Investigator, TIMI Study Group
    Associate Professor of Medicine
    Harvard Medical School
    Cardiovascular Division
    333 Longwood Avenue, Suite 402
    Boston, MA 02115
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