More than half of the world’s population is struggling with the problem of weight gain. People’s lifestyle has become such that they are not getting time for physical activity and people gradually start becoming obese. Weight gain / Fat causes many diseases in the body which can also cause a heart attack. Research suggests that increasing waist size also increases the risk of heart attack.
According to The Mirror, a UK study has shown that increasing waist size increases the risk of heart attack by 10 to 11 percent. Experts from Oxford University studied 430,000 people and found that reducing the stomach should be given more priority. Data from people aged around 40 to 70 years showed that waist obesity is the biggest risk for body mass index (BMI). A 13-year study has revealed that for every inch of waist increase, the risk of problems like heart attack and cardiac arrest in the body increases by 4 percent. Some health experts believe that if fat accumulates in people’s body, then they should pay good attention to eliminating fat from the body.
According to lead researcher Dr. Ayodippo Oguntade, fat stored in the intestines is more likely to cause cardiovascular disease, so these fats are dangerous for the body. Dr Oguntade also said that he rejected his first study obesity paradox because he had pointed out that the elderly have a low BMI risk
Tam Fry, chairman of the National Obesity Forum,
said that if you think you are fat, then there must be waist-measuring tape somewhere in your bathroom. If this tape fits well around your waist then your weight is perfect. If this does not happen, then it is important to control the eating of fat-rich things, which can reduce the risk of heart problems.
The Oxford study also showed that increasing the unit of BMI increases the likelihood of heart failure by 9%. The problem of heart failure arises when the heart is unable to pump blood throughout the body. After work, symptoms like breathlessness, feeling tired most of the time, dizziness all the time and swelling in the knees and feet begin to appear. The correct way to measure the waist is to measure it from about an inch above the navel.
A study in Japan has revealed that employees and local government people aged 40 to 74 should keep a record of waistline. There, the state has fixed the waist of the man at 33.5 inches. Mr. Fry has told that this is a law in Japan that is adopte d by the whole public every year.
According to James Leiper, associate medical director of the British Heart Foundation (BHF), excess fat can often be a sign of increased waist measurement, which accumulates in the body and impairs the way the heart and blood vessels work. The problem of heart attack is a chronic problem that gradually and worsens over time. People who are overweight have more cholesterol, high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes.