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The effects of excess body weight on the heart and liver

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Obesity in adults and children is associated with increased cardiovascular mortality and morbidity. This is forecast to increase markedly in the next decade as childhood obesity is a burgeoning epidemic. Excess weight is clearly associated with insulin resistance, increased circulating triglycerides, and hypertension, all of these are related to progressive heart and liver disease. Ectopic fat deposition within organs is reported to cause lipotoxicity, which may lead to dysfunction and dis...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Research group:
OCMR
Oxford college:
Merton College
Department:
Medical Sciences Division - Cardiovascular Medicine

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Rajarshi Banerjee
Publication date:
2013
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
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uuid:652e90cd-1f11-4fb6-8a4b-4ce649f72ee5
Local pid:
ora:12449
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English
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