A. R. Dyer, J. Stamler and P. Greenland

in Coronary Heart Disease Epidemiology

Second edition

Published in print June 2005 | ISBN: 9780198525738
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780191724114 | DOI:

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This chapter reviews studies on the link between obesity and coronary heart disease (CHD). These include results from the Chicago Heart Association Detection Project in Industry Study and the Western Electric Study. Studies confirm that overweight is one of the major CHD/CVD risk factors. Concerted efforts are needed for its prevention and treatment.

Keywords: coronary heart disease; CHD; cardiovascular disease; risk factors; body mass index; mortality

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Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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