Az elhízás hatása a cardiovascularis megbetegedésekre és az obesitasparadoxon jelensége

Translated title of the contribution: The effect of obesity on cardiovascular diseases and the significance of the obesity paradox

György Paragh, Imre Juhász, Péter Fülöp

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Abstract

Obesity represents a major health burden worldwide. Besides its growing prevalence, obesity contributes to the development of many cardiovascular diseases and thus increases the incidence of hypertension, diabetes, cardiomyopathy, heart failure, myocardial infarction, arrhythmias and stroke. Surprisingly, however, recent studies showed that in some cases obesity might improve survival and decrease the risk of mortality. This phenomenon has been named the obesity paradox. In this paper, we discuss the findings regarding this phenomenon and its possible biological explanations. We also draw the attention to the beneficial effects of individually tailored weight reduction therapy.

Translated title of the contributionThe effect of obesity on cardiovascular diseases and the significance of the obesity paradox
Original languageHungarian
Pages (from-to)175-179
Number of pages5
JournalLege Artis Medicinae
Volume23
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - May 13 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'The effect of obesity on cardiovascular diseases and the significance of the obesity paradox'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this