Does fitness completely explain the obesity paradox?

Lavie, Carl J., De Schutter, Alban, Patel, Dharmendrakumar A. and Milani, Richard V. (2013) Does fitness completely explain the obesity paradox?. American Heart Journal, 166 1: 1-3. doi:10.1016/j.ahj.2013.03.026

Author Lavie, Carl J.
De Schutter, Alban
Patel, Dharmendrakumar A.
Milani, Richard V.
Title Does fitness completely explain the obesity paradox?
Journal name American Heart Journal   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0002-8703
Publication date 2013-07
Sub-type Editorial
DOI 10.1016/j.ahj.2013.03.026
Volume 166
Issue 1
Start page 1
End page 3
Total pages 3
Place of publication United States
Publisher Mosby
Collection year 2014
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Physical fitness, including muscular fitness (MF), and, especially, cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) are potent predictors of cardiovascular (CV) and all-cause mortality. In fact, despite the fact that CRF is not often considered, especially as prominently as are other major CV risk factors, substantial evidence suggest that low CRF is, perhaps, the strongest CV risk factor.A recent meta-analysis by Kodama et al demonstrate that for every 1 metabolic equivalent (MET) change in exercise capacity, CV mortality and major CV events are changed by 13% and 15%, respectively...
Keyword Coronary-heart-disease
Cardiorespiratory fitness
Lean paradox
Mass index
Q-Index Code CX
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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Sub-type: Editorial
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