Abdominal obesity and heart disease are very common. Unfortunately, there is a strong link between heart disease and abdominal fat.
In fact, research from January 2020 published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, showed that stomach fat is linked to not just one heart attack, but recurring heart attacks.
The study looked at 22,000 participants ages 35-77 that had had one heart attack already. The data showed that stomach fat was a more vital indicator of additional heart attacks than general obesity was.
Excess fat around the midsection and the vital organs that are located there can cause significant problems. Your doctor can do an abdominal measurement to determine if you are at an increased risk for heart disease.
Regarding abdominal obesity and heart disease: How do you decrease your threat of having a heart attack – especially more than one?
Losing weight is important – especially in your belly area. Weight loss works wonders for your body – in more ways than one. Doing this will help reduce your risk of having a stroke, high blood sugar, and high blood pressure. It also helps improve blood vessel function, minimizes your risk of developing fatty liver disease, and helps reduce inflammation in the body.
If you have been unsuccessful in your attempts to lose weight, bariatric surgery may be a good option for you. This can help you lose the weight that is bogging you down, boost your metabolism, and help you gain confidence. The results are stunning, too. You will not only lose weight, but you will also feel better and have more energy, too.
Our experienced team at WeightWise understands how important it is to live a healthy, active lifestyle. Through our bariatric surgery procedures, we have helped thousands of patients lose weight and keep it off.
Not sure if you are a candidate for weight loss surgery? Contact us today to ask questions or to learn more about your options.