Younge, John O3; Damen, Nikki L4; van Domburg, Ron T4; Pedersen, Susanne S.5
1 Department of Psychology, Det Sundhedsvidenskabelige Fakultet, SDU2 PSYDOC, Department of Psychology, Det Sundhedsvidenskabelige Fakultet, SDU3 Department of Cardiology, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.4 unknown5 Department of Psychology, Det Sundhedsvidenskabelige Fakultet, SDU
in search of an explanation for the obesity paradox
Obesity is a growing health problem and is associated with adverse outcomes in coronary artery disease (CAD). However, recent studies have shown better survival in cardiovascular patients with overweight or obesity, which has been referred to as the "obesity paradox". As there is no clear understanding of the phenomenon, we examined the association between body mass index (BMI) and all-cause mortality in patients treated with percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) at 7-year follow-up, and the potential role of health status in explaining the obesity paradox.
International Journal of Cardiology, 2013, Vol 167, Issue 4, p. 1154-8