Symposium| Volume 321, ISSUE 4, P213-214, April 2001

Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Complications of Obesity: An Overview

  • Martin A. Alpert
    Suite 10C, University of South Alabama Medical Center, 2451 Fillingim St., Mobile, AL 36617
    Division of Cardiology, University of South Alabama, College of Medicine, Mobile, Alabama
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      The Third National Health and Nutritional Examination Survey reported in 1991 that 35% of American women and 31% of American men are obese. The prevalence is thought to be at least as great in other industrialized nations. Obesity has reached such epidemic proportions in the United States that it is now more common than cigarette smoking.
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