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Obesity increases risk of coronary heart disease 4.4 fold compared to being normal weight
Thursday, March 15, 2007 7:52 am Email this article
Obese people are 4.4 times more likely to have coronary heart disease over the next ten years compared to normal weight people according to a study from Scotland. If they exercise they are still at an increased risk, but less so -- a 2.7 fold increase. Exercise
Exercise reduce the risk associated with obesity, but does not eliminate it
This shows that exercise helps to reduce the risk of heart disease in people who are obese, but does not eliminate it. Both increasing exercise and decreasing body weight are necessary to reduce the risk.
Subjects: 5460 adults in Scotland
The study analyzed data from 5,460 adults in Scotland who were 16- to 74-years-old who were part of the Scottish Health Survey in 1998.
Akbartabartoori M, Lean M, Hankey C. The associations between current recommendation for physical activity and cardiovascular risks associated with obesity. Eur J Clin Nutr. 2007 Mar 7.
Nutrition and Biochemistry Department
School of Public Health
Yasuj University of Medical Sciences
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