Cardiovascular consequences of obesity and targets for treatment

Bettina Mittendorfer, Linda R. Peterson

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Obesity is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease, including coronary artery disease and heart failure, but the mechanisms by which it may cause them are not completely clear. Currently, therapies aimed at obesity-related cardiovascular disease include weight loss strategies and reduction of the other risk factors that are associated with obesity and cardiovascular disease. Other pathways with for potential drug development for obesity-related CVD are also discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)53-61
Number of pages9
JournalDrug Discovery Today: Therapeutic Strategies
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 2008


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