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This chapter reviews studies on the link between obesity and coronary heart disease (CHD). These include results from the Chicago Heart Association Detection Project in Industry Study and the Western Electric Study. Studies confirm that overweight is one of the major CHD/CVD risk factors. Concerted efforts are needed for its prevention and treatment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCoronary Heart Disease Epidemiology
Subtitle of host publicationFrom Aetiology to Public Health
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Electronic)9780191724114
ISBN (Print)9780198525738
StatePublished - Sep 1 2009


  • Body mass index
  • CHD
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Coronary heart disease
  • Mortality
  • Risk factors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)


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