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Reducing the Population Burden of Coronary Heart Disease by Modifying Adiposity: Estimates from the ARIC Study

Citation

Gellert, Kapuaola S.; Keil, Alexander P.; Zeng, Donglin; Lesko, Catherine R.; Aubert, Ronald E.; Avery, Christy L.; Lutsey, Pamela L.; Siega-Riz, Anna Maria; Windham, Beverly G.; & Heiss, Gerardo M. (2020). Reducing the Population Burden of Coronary Heart Disease by Modifying Adiposity: Estimates from the ARIC Study. Journal of the American Heart Association, 9(4), e012214. PMCID: PMC7070207

Abstract

Background: Excess adiposity, which affects 69% of US adults, increases coronary heart disease (CHD) risk in an association that manifests below conventional obesity cut points. The population-level impact on CHD risk that is attainable through modest adiposity reductions in populations is not well characterized. We estimated the effect of hypothetical reductions in both body mass index (BMI) and waist circumference (WC) on CHD incidence.

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1161/jaha.119.012214

Reference Type

Journal Article

Journal Title

Journal of the American Heart Association

Author(s)

Gellert, Kapuaola S.
Keil, Alexander P.
Zeng, Donglin
Lesko, Catherine R.
Aubert, Ronald E.
Avery, Christy L.
Lutsey, Pamela L.
Siega-Riz, Anna Maria
Windham, Beverly G.
Heiss, Gerardo M.

Year Published

2020

Volume Number

9

Issue Number

4

Pages

e012214

PMCID

PMC7070207

Reference ID

12979