Article by: M.C.
Obesity and heart diseases: In a new study it was found that the percentage of overweight and obese adults in the United States has increased over the past two decades undermining efforts to reduce heart disease risk factors. Also the rising obesity is associated with the lower likelihood of having optimal blood pressure and blood sugar levels.
Another study indicates that weight loss may correct structural heart damage in obese patients. The researchers analyzed data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) from 1988-2006, representing 8,264 adult men and women, 20 to 85 years old. All had complete risk factor profiles of their blood pressure, fasting glucose, low density lipoprotein (LDL or bad cholesterol) and smoking status.
The researchers f...Read More