Sudden cardiac death is rare, especially in athletes. Researchers warn belly fat increases the risk of cardiac attack.
In people under 35, a condition called hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is the most frequent cause. In older adults, coronary artery disease is usually the culprit.
A study from the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Minneapolis discovered that abdominal obesity increased the risk of sudden cardiac death by 100%, compared to people with lean bellies. Abdominal obesity was determined by high body mass index (weight proportional to height), waist-to-hip ratio and waist circumference. The results were adjusted for the impacts of diabetes, high blood pressure, abnormal blood fats and the presence of heart disease, heart failure and heart enlargement. Researchers suggest that abdominal fat deposition might increase whole-body inflammation.
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