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Successful weight reduction improves left ventricular diastolic function and physical performance in severe obesity

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Fenk, Sabine ; Fischer, Marcus ; Strack, Christina ; Schmitz, Gerd ; Loew, Thomas H. ; Lahmann, Claas ; Baessler, Andrea
Date of publication of this fulltext: 05 Mar 2015 09:56


Obesity and the metabolic syndrome (MetS) are risk factors for left ventricular diastolic dysfunction (LVDD). However, little is known about the impact of successful weight reduction (WR) on diastolic function and physical performance. Obese subjects (øBMI 40.2 ± 8.6 kg/m2) underwent a 1-year WR program comprising diet and lifestyle components. Echocardiography and exercise capacity (6-minute ...


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