From JACC: Management of Obesity in Cardiovascular Practice
Jean-Pierre Després, CQ, PhD, FAHA, FIAS
Scientific Director, VITAM Center for Sustainable Health, Research Integrated University Health and Social Services Center of the Capitale-Nationale, Quebec, Canada
Interviewer: Ann Marie Navar, MD Associate Professor of Medicine, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Durham, NC
Estefania Oliveros, MD, MSc
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
This interview covers a recent review on body fat and cardiovascular risk, focusing specifically on visceral (abdominal) fat which confers increased risk, compared with fat in other areas of the body.