To the Editor We read with interest the article from Khan et al1 in the April 2018 issue of JAMA Cardiology. We applaud the investigators for their study performed in a large cohort demonstrating a strong association between obesity and increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD). They also describe that being overweight, obese, and morbidly obese resulted in earlier diagnoses of CVD compared with normal-weight individuals, ultimately resulting in less years lived free of CVD.
Carbone S, Lavie CJ, Arena R. The Obesity Paradigm and Lifetime Risk of Cardiovascular Disease. JAMA Cardiol. 2018;3(9):894–895. doi:https://doi.org/10.1001/jamacardio.2018.1834
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