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Obesity makes it harder to diagnose and treat heart disease

March 3, 2023
ROCHESTER, Minn. — Being overweight impacts your heart health in more ways than you might think. A new JACC review paper from Mayo Clinic outlines how obesity affects the common tests used to diagnose heart disease and impacts treatments. Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S. and globally, yet it is largely preventable. “Excess fat acts as a kind of filter and can skew test readings to under-or overdiagnosis,” says senior…

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