Obesity and Prognosis in Chronic Diseases - Impact of Cardiorespiratory Fitness in the Obesity Paradox

Lavie, Carl J., De Schutter, Alban, Archer, Edward, McAuley, Paul A. and Blair, Steven N. (2014) Obesity and Prognosis in Chronic Diseases - Impact of Cardiorespiratory Fitness in the Obesity Paradox. Current Sports Medicine Reports, 13 4: 240-245. doi:10.1249/JSR.0000000000000067


Author Lavie, Carl J.
De Schutter, Alban
Archer, Edward
McAuley, Paul A.
Blair, Steven N.
Title Obesity and Prognosis in Chronic Diseases - Impact of Cardiorespiratory Fitness in the Obesity Paradox
Journal name Current Sports Medicine Reports   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1537-890X
1537-8918
Publication date 2014-07-01
Year available 2014
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1249/JSR.0000000000000067
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 13
Issue 4
Start page 240
End page 245
Total pages 6
Place of publication Philadelphia, PA United States
Publisher Lippincott Williams and Wilkins
Language eng
Formatted abstract
The effects of overweight and obesity on chronic diseases, particularly on cardiovascular disease (CVD), and its impact on increasing CVD risk factors and total CVD are reviewed. However despite the adverse effects of obesity on CVD risk factors and CVD, obesity has a surprising association with prognosis in patients with established diseases, often showing an “obesity,” where overweight (body mass index (BMI), 25 to 29.9 kg·m-2) and obese patients (BMI, >=30 kg·m-2) with established CVD frequently have a better prognosis than that of their leaner counterparts (BMI, <25 kg·m-2) with the same diseases. Fitness-versus-fatness debate is summarized also, including the critical role that fitness plays to alter the relationship between adiposity and subsequent prognosis.
Keyword Coronary heart disease
Body mass index
Weight loss
Cardiovascular disease
Physical activity
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
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