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Duration of obesity linked with coronary artery calcification

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f4682 (Published 23 July 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f4682

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With each additional year of obesity, the risk of developing subclinical heart disease increases by 2% to 4%, regardless of the absolute level of generalised or abdominal obesity.

The CARDIA study recruited 3275 healthy people aged 18-30 years who were …

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