8. Treatment of Obesity: Beneficial Effects on Comorbidities and Lifespan

  1. Mario Mancini MD Emeritus Professor of Medicine2,
  2. José M. Ordovas PhD Senior Scientist Director3,
  3. Gabriele Riccardi MD Professor2,
  4. Paolo Rubba MD Professor of Medicine2 and
  5. Pasquale Strazzullo MD Professor of Medicine2
  1. George A. Bray MD Professor

Published Online: 12 JAN 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444318456.ch8

Nutritional and Metabolic Bases of Cardiovascular Disease

Nutritional and Metabolic Bases of Cardiovascular Disease

How to Cite

Bray, G. A. (2011) Treatment of Obesity: Beneficial Effects on Comorbidities and Lifespan, in Nutritional and Metabolic Bases of Cardiovascular Disease (eds M. Mancini, J. M. Ordovas, G. Riccardi, P. Rubba and P. Strazzullo), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444318456.ch8

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Federico II University Medical School, Naples, Italy

  2. 3

    Nutrition and Genomics Laboratory, Jean Mayer USDA HNRCA at Tufts University, Boston, MA, USA

Author Information

  1. Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Baton Rouge, LA, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 12 JAN 2011
  2. Published Print: 18 FEB 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405182768

Online ISBN: 9781444318456

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Keywords:

  • “risky” fat in terms of CVD;
  • Benefits and Potential Risks of Weight Loss;
  • Hypertension and Heart Disease;
  • Treatment of Obesity: Beneficial Effects on Comorbidities and Lifespan;
  • A Meta-analysis of effects of sibutramine on lipids and blood pressure;
  • Disability and Bone and Joint Diseases;
  • In the Arthritis, Diet, and Activity Promotion Trial (ADAPT)

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Benefits and Potential Risks of Weight Loss

  • Selected References