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Obesity related risk of sudden cardiac death in the atherosclerosis risk in communities study
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    Re:Physical Activity and Cardiorespiratory Fitness as Underappreciated Modulators of Obesity-Related Risk of Sudden Cardiac Death
    • Selcuk Adabag, MD
    • Other Contributors:
      • Selcuk Adabag, Faye Lopez, Alvaro Alonso and Aaron Folsom
    We thank Laukkanen et al. for their interest in our recent report titled "Obesity related risk of sudden cardiac death in the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) study" (1). We agree that regular moderate physical activity reduces the risk of sudden cardiac death (SCD) and all-cause mortality. Physical activity, but not fitness, was captured in the ARIC study via questionnaires. However, adjustment for this variable in our...
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    Physical Activity and Cardiorespiratory Fitness as Underappreciated Modulators of Obesity-Related Risk of Sudden Cardiac Death
    • Jari A Laukkanen, Cardiologist
    • Other Contributors:
      • Sae Young Jae, Sudhir Kurl, and Barry A. Franklin

    We read with great interest the recent report, published in Heart, entitled "Obesity related risk of sudden cardiac death in the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) study" by Adabag et al.1 Among a large cohort of middle-aged adults (n = 14,491 African American and white men and women; 55% female), baseline measures of obesity, including body mass index (BMI), waist circumference (WC), and waist-to- hip ratio (W...

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