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Obesity is associated with fatal coronary heart disease independently of traditional risk factors and deprivation
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    Systemic inflammation and fatal versus non-fatal coronary events

    In a group of middle-aged, hypercholesterolic men with no prior history of diabetes or CVD, Logue et al. (2011) recently report that obesity is associated with fatal coronary heart disease (CHD), but not non -fatal CHD independently of traditional CVD risk factors. The authors hypothesize that since excessive adipose tissue is known to secrete inflammatory mediators, that increased systemic inflammation might be making t...

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    Systemic inflammation sometimes displays paradoxical outcomes

    To the editor: The very interesting study by Logue et al. (2011) on a group of middle- aged, hypercholesterolic men with no prior history of diabetes or CVD, recently reported that obesity is associated with fatal coronary heart disease (CHD), but not non -fatal CHD independently of traditional CVD risk factors. The authors hypothesize that since excessive adipose tissue is known to secrete inflammatory mediators, that in...

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