Contact: Toni Baker
Georgia Health Sciences University
Caption: Obesity is a major contributor to heart disease that substantially hinders the disease’s proper diagnosis and treatment, says a cardiologist researching the impact of obesity and weight loss on the heart. With obese youth as the fastest-growing demographic group, the country’s problem is only going to get worse, says Dr. Sheldon Litwin, a preventive cardiologist and Chief of the Medical College of Georgia Section of Cardiology at Georgia Health Sciences University.
Credit: Phil Jones, GHSU campus photographer
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