Obesity's role in cardiac deaths explored in new study

Research published in the Journal of the American Heart Association shows a tripling of adults whose obesity contributed to their heart disease-related deaths from 1999 to 2020.

News 12 Staff

Sep 19, 2023, 11:44 AM

Updated 217 days ago

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A new study reveals that obesity has been an increasing factor in cardiac deaths over the last two decades.
Research published in the Journal of the American Heart Association shows a tripling of adults whose obesity contributed to their heart disease-related deaths from 1999 to 2020.
However, there was also a nearly 18% decline in heart disease deaths during that period.


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