Obesity… A Hazard to Cardiovascular Health

The German Heart Foundation has stated that obesity is harmful to the heart, as it increases the risk of developing Cardiovascular diseases such as heart failure and coronary artery disease, which can lead to a heart attack.

The foundation explained that obesity is identified as having a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or higher. It also emphasized that excess abdominal fat poses a particular risk to heart health. Therefore, the waist circumference should be less than 80 cm for women and 94 cm for men.

To avoid these risks, it is important to get rid of excess weight through a healthy lifestyle that includes regular exercise and a balanced diet.

Following the Mediterranean diet is recommended, which involves consuming plenty of vegetables, fruits, fresh herbs, whole grains, fish, and olive oil while reducing consumption of sugar, salt, fats and fast and processed foods.

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