The recent study was done by the American Heart Association; state that the women with large waist and hip have a high risk of heart attack. The researchers examined about 479,610 adults in England, Scotland and Wales. The age of all participants ranged from 40 years to 69 years, with an average age of 56 years. The participants are overweight, but they don’t have any heart problems. About 5,710 people suffered heart attacks after an average follow age of seven years.
The women having a large waist or a high waist-to-hip ratio are more prone to the heart diseases. The women are at high risk than men who are having a high waist-to-hip ratio. Obesity is one of the risk factors for heart disease, but the study gives us more details about the accumulation of fat in various body parts and has a direct impact on the heart.
In 2014, more than 1.9 billion adults were accounted for overweight. 13 percent of the global population is obese, and about 3.4 million people die due to overweight and obesity each year. Obesity may bring the risk of heart disease, diabetes, joint disorders and certain kind of cancers.
The limitations of the study are that the study is not done to determine that how the fat on the body might cause a heart attack. The other limitations in the study are that all the participants that are involved in the study are white. This may vary for the people of different races or groups.
Dr. Rupali Dutta , a consultant Nutritionist mentioned some ways to control the obesity which includes the intake of carb sources for whole grains, taking of rajma and chana dals , avoiding red meat and going for lean meat like chicken and salmon, staying away from trans fats foods , intake of sugar should be less than 10% of your calories.