Association of obesity with cardiovascular outcomes in patients with type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease: Insights from TECOS

Pagidipati N. J., Zheng Y., Green J. B., McGuire D. K., Mentz R. J., Shah S., ...More

AMERICAN HEART JOURNAL, vol.219, pp.47-57, 2020 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 219
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.ahj.2019.09.016
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Agricultural & Environmental Science Database, BIOSIS, CAB Abstracts, CINAHL, EMBASE, International Pharmaceutical Abstracts, MEDLINE, MLA - Modern Language Association Database
  • Page Numbers: pp.47-57
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Background Obesity is a risk factor for type 2 diabetes (T2D) and cardiovascular disease (CVD). Whether obesity affects outcomes among those with T2D and atherosclerotic CVD (ASCVD) remains uncertain. Our objective was to investigate the relationship between body mass index (BMI) and ASCVD outcomes among TECOS participants with T2D and ASCVD.