Table of contents

  • Preliminary material
    • Title page and verso
    • Preface
    • Contributors
    • Acknowledgements
  • Sections
    1. Summary
      1. Evidence relating to major biomedical risk factors
      2. Evidence relating to cardiovascular disease
    2. Introduction
      1. Prevalence of overweight and obesity in Australia
      2. The problem of cardiovascular disease
      3. Aim of this review
      4. Structure of the report
    3. Methods
      1. Measures of body weight
      2. Scope
      3. Literature identification
      4. Appraising and summarising the strength of evidence
    4. The association between excess body weight and other major established biomedical CVD risk factors
      1. Atherosclerosis
      2. High blood pressure
      3. High blood cholesterol
      4. Type 2 diabetes
    5. The association between overweight and obesity and CVD
      1. Overweight and obesity and risk of CVD
      2. Overweight and obesity and risk of specific CVDs
      3. Australian studies
      4. Relative risks
      5. Strength of evidence
    6. Conclusions
      1. Summary of evidence
      2. Further research
  • End Matter
    • Appendix A: References
    • Appendix B: Lists of included studies
    • Abbreviations
    • Glossary