Heart Failure

More than a high BMI, an ‘obese heart’ is a silent risk

Professor Lea Delbridge and Dr James Bell,

Head of Cardiac Phenomics Laboratory, Department of Physiology, University of Melbourne; Lecturer In Human Physiology, Physiology Anatomy & Microbiology, LaTrobe University

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New research shows that fat tissue around the heart releases molecules that alter heart rhythm, identifying potential new targets for preventative therapies for heart disease. More than two thirds of Australians are now overweight or obese. More than just a statistic, this figure is concerning because obesity is associated with a number of long-term health ...

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