(Best Syndication) Although obesity is a leading cause of heart disease, paradoxically obese patients with cardiovascular disease are more likely to survive a major event. This obesity paradox has been studied since Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh published his findings in the journal Kidney International in 2003, but now researchers in Louisiana say that in obese patients, losing weight is optimum.
The new research conducted at the Ochsner Medical Center in New Orleans by cardiologist Carl J. Lavie, MD corroborates Zadeh’s. The paradox is real. Obese heart patients respond better to strokes and heart attacks compared to normal or underweight patients.