Researchers analyzed data on almost 14,000 black and white adults from the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study and found a 1.5 times increased risk of developing peripheral artery disease with critical limb ischemia among those with obesity, compared with normal-weight individuals. The findings were published in the Journal of the American Heart Association.
Obesity tied to increased peripheral artery disease risk
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