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Obesity can increase the risk of cardiovascular disease. Watch Dr Oonagh Markey explain what obesity is and how it links to the risk of heart problems

In this video, Dr Oonagh Markey discusses the issue of body shape and size. She explains what obesity is, how we can measure it, and why it increases the risk of cardiovascular disease.

You can download the Week 4 supplement, which contains additional images and descriptions to help you understand the topics covered in this video.

Dr Oonagh Markey has since moved to Loughborough University to carry out research on energy balance and cardiovascular health.

British Heart Foundation resources

Find out more in the following, optional, video Weight and heart disease; one of a series, produced by the British Heart Foundation Risking it: Fighting against risk factors in coronary heart disease.

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