Big bellies mean greater risk to heart

The more your belly sticks out, the greater your risk of developing heart disease, a new study shows……....CLICK & SEE

“The message is really obesity in the abdomen matters even more than obesity overall,” said Carlos Iribarren of Kaiser Permanente of Northern California.


Iribarren and his team tested whether sagittal abdominal diameter, or SAD, which is the distance from the back to the upper abdomen midway between the top of the pelvis and the bottom of the ribs, would improve the accuracy of BMI (body mass index) in predicting heart disease risk.

Men with the largest SAD were 42% more likely to develop heart disease during follow-up compared to those with the smallest SAD, while a large SAD increased heart disease risk by 44% for women.

Source:The Times Of India

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