Maintain a healthy weight in youth for a healthy heart later. According to a study in the 'Journal of the American Medical Association' the longer the young adults are obese the greater the risk of developing hardened plaque in their arteries, a major risk factor for heart disease and stroke.The researchers followed 3,275 young adults aged 18 to 30 years for 25 years. None of the participants was obese at the start of the study. Coronary artery calcification was assessed periodically with scans. By the end of the study, 40.4 percent of the participants had become obese and 41 percent of them had become abdominally obese.
For every year the young adults were obese, their risk of developing hardened plaque increased by 2 to 4 percent. People who were obese the longest had a greater risk of high blood pressure and high cholesterol, they had higher rates of type 2 diabetes and were more likely to take medications for high blood pressure and to lower cholesterol.
“Preventing or at least delaying the onset of obesity in young adulthood may lower the risk of developing atherosclerosis through middle age, said the above mentioned study.“If we don't tackle obesity in young people, there will be an epidemic of coronary artery disease just like there is currently an epidemic of obesity”.
Losing weight is a protective shield against coronary heart disease. You may feel obsessed with diseases if a doctor warns you about a heart ailment. Moreover, if it's hereditary you might take it as your destiny.
Exercising is always considered to be an effective aspect in weight management. It has been proven as an independent positive factor to heart health.
A low carbohydrate diet would help you reduce as much as 29 pounds on an average. Intake of a low-carb food would help the arteries to expand which gives a boost to a healthy cardiovascular health.Even without having obesity, the extra weight accumulated in your body will indirectly become a cause for developing heart attacks and other heart diseases.According to the explanation given by a new study, the chances of getting heart diseases increase by about 64 percentage.