Cardiovascular complications of obesity

https://doi.org/10.4081/monaldi.2006.518

Authors

  • Teresa Cascella Dipartimento di Endocrinologia ed Oncologia Molecolare & Clinica, Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, Napoli, Italy.
  • Francesco Giallauria Dipartimento di Medicina Clinica, Scienze Cardiovascolari ed Immunologiche, Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, Napoli, Italy.
  • Domenico Tafuri Metodi e Didattiche delle Attività Sportive, Facoltà di Scienze Motorie, Università degli Studi “Parthenope”, Napoli, Italy.
  • Gaetano Lombardi Dipartimento di Endocrinologia ed Oncologia Molecolare & Clinica, Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, Napoli, Italy.
  • Annamaria Colao Dipartimento di Endocrinologia ed Oncologia Molecolare & Clinica, Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, Napoli, Italy.
  • Carlo Vigorito Dipartimento di Medicina Clinica, Scienze Cardiovascolari ed Immunologiche, Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, Napoli, Italy.
  • Francesco Orio | francescoorio@virgilio.it Endocrinologia, Facoltà di Scienze Motorie, Università degli Studi “Parthenope”, Napoli, Italy.

Abstract

Obesity is one of the major coronary risk factor representing an increasingly important worldwide health problem. The increased prevalence of obesity among younger population is likely to have long-term implications for cardiovascular disease (CVD). Obesity plays a central role in the insulin resistance syndrome and contributes to increase the risk of atherosclerotic CVD. The present review will examine the relationships among cardiovascular risk factors during the childhood-adolescence-adulthood transition. In fact, the relationship between obesity (especially visceral obesity) and CVD appears to develop at a relatively young age. The foremost physical consequence of obesity is atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease and polycystic ovary syndrome represents an intriguing example of obesity-related cardiovascular complications affecting young women.

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Published
2016-02-04
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Keywords:
obesity, cardiovascular risk, polycystic ovary syndrome
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Cascella, Teresa, Francesco Giallauria, Domenico Tafuri, Gaetano Lombardi, Annamaria Colao, Carlo Vigorito, and Francesco Orio. 2016. “Cardiovascular Complications of Obesity”. Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease 66 (4). https://doi.org/10.4081/monaldi.2006.518.

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