Adiposity has differing associations with incident coronary heart disease and mortality in the Scottish population: cross-sectional surveys with follow-upOpen
International Journal of Obesity, 07/05/2012
Hotchkiss JW et al. – In this study excess adiposity was associated with an increased risk of incident coronary heart disease (CHD) but not necessarily death. One possibility is that modern medical intervention has contributed to improved survival of first CHD events. The future health burden of increased obesity levels may manifest as an increase in the prevalence of individuals living with CHD and its consequences.