Logue, J. , Sattar, N. and Freeman, D. (2019) Obesity. In: Touyz, R. M. and Delles, C. (eds.) Textbook of Vascular Medicine. Springer: Cham, pp. 419-427. ISBN 9783030164805 (doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-16481-2_39)

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Obesity is a risk factor for hypertension, high blood lipids, type 2 diabetes, myocardial infarction and stroke. Adipocytes expand in a state of energy excess which can lead to inflammation, insulin resistance and increasing cardiovascular risk. As even modest weight loss occurs, adipose cell size reduces reversing the adverse cardiometabolic changes seen in obesity. Weight loss can be induced through low calorie diets and bariatric surgery, resulting in improvements in cardiovascular risk factors such as blood pressure, lipids and inflammatory markers and reducing the need for current and future cardiovascular medications.

Item Type:Book Sections
Additional Information:eISBN: 9783030164812.
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Freeman, Dr Dilys and Logue, Dr Jennifer and Sattar, Professor Naveed
Authors: Logue, J., Sattar, N., and Freeman, D.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Cardiovascular & Metabolic Health
Published Online:03 August 2019

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