Commentary - Journal of Cholesterol and Heart Disease (2023) Volume 7, Issue 2
The role of obesity excess weight affects in the development of heart disease.
Obesity is associated with an increased risk of Cardiovascular Disease (CVD), especially congestive Heart Failure (HF) and Coronary Artery Disease (CAD). The mechanism by which obesity increases his CVD risk involves changes in body composition, which can affect hemodynamics and alter cardiac architecture. Inflammatory cytokines produced by adipose tissue itself can cause cardiac dysfunction and promote the formation of atherosclerotic plaques. When obesity coexists with congestive heart failure or CHD, people with Class I obesity has a better prognosis than those who are normal or underweight.Author(s): Karin Naylor