Belly fat increases heart attack risk in women, study says

The predominance of fat mass and subcutaneous fat is found in women.

Belly fat increases heart attack risk in women, study says

It is a fact that high belly fat and increased weight can drive a person to the situation of a heart attack. The recent study tells that bigger waist can be a cause of heart attack for women. The researchers say that obesity increases the risk up to 18 percent for women and 6 percent for men. It is updated that high BMI can relate both men and women to heart diseases.

The data collected from the interview of 500,000 people in the UK, who were aged between 40 and 69 resulted in these updates. Dr Sanne Peters who is the lead author of the report says,”Our findings support the notion that having proportionally more fat around the abdomen (a characteristic of the apple shape) appears to be more hazardous than more visceral fat, which is generally stored around the hips (the pear shape).”

Belly fat increases heart attack risk in women, study saysShe also added,”looking at how fat tissue is distributed in the body especially in women can give us more insight into the risk of heart attack than measures of general obesity”. Dr Peter says that there is a need to understand the sex differences that play a vital role in body fat distribution, that can create health problems in future. The report says that both fat distribution and body composition differentiate between sexes.

The predominance of fat mass and subcutaneous fat is found in women. Men have lean mass and visceral fat the study tells. Peter added,”Our study has several strengths, including the prospective design, large sample size, and direct measurement of general and central adiposity on all participants. However, the UK Biobank is a largely white population, and further analyses are needed to determine the generalisability to other populations.” The researchers say that belly fat and high body weight increases the risk of cardiac arrest. The situation can be in control when people will adopt the way of exercising and healthy diet.

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