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    Heart disease, Obesity an independent predictor

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    Monday, November 17, 2003 5:20 am Email this article
    OBESITY PREDICTS HEART DISEASE independent of blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar notes Marta Van Loan in an editorial accompanying the previous study. She also points out that upper body obesity is a better predictor of heart disease than other measures of obesity like body mass index (BMI). A paper by Simopoulos and Van Itallie identified this connection back in 1984.


    Van Loan MD. Body fat distribution from subcutaneous to intraabdominal: a perspective. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Nov 1996, 64(11):787-8. Correspondence to MD Van Loan, USDA/ARS/WHNRC, PO Box 29997, Presidio of San Francisco, CA 94129.

    Simopoulos AP, Van Itallie TB. Body weight, health, and longevity. Annals of Internal Medicine, 1984 Feb, 100(2):285-95.

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