Overweight and premature death

Overweight and premature death

Excessive weight (ie, overweight and obesity) predisposes to premature death, mainly due to the various consequences it produces, especially the decrease in life expectancy. An increasing number of health professionals (and various institutions and related administrations) are aware of the problem that today involves both overweight and obesity. That's why they were considered the 21st century epidemic: hundreds of thousands of cases are diagnosed every year around the world, thus becoming a real global health problem.



If we refer to new scientific studies recently published in the New England Journal of Medicine, the alarm is even greater, especially if we consider that recent work has shown that even a minimal overproduction can lead to premature death, so more than an aesthetic problem, excess weight, however minimal, becomes a real health problem.

Among the consequences of obesity More serious we find that overweight predisposes to the suffering of serious metabolic and cardiovascular diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, hypertension and cholesterol and triglycerides. In the particular case of cardiovascular disease, obesity is a clear cause that predisposes to suffering, especially because overweight causes an increase in blood pressure and cholesterol and triglycerides.

Hypertension, as you surely know, consists in increasing blood pressure, which is the blood force exerted on the walls of the arteries. When we suffer from hypertension, it means that the heart's pressure on the arteries is very high, assuming greater resistance to the heart and generating overexposure.

In addition, we should not forget that excess weight causes the accumulation of intraabdominal fats, which is associated with a higher risk of coronary artery disease.

In the case of diabetes, we are facing a chronic, serious and serious illness, which in most cases occurs in overweight and obesity. It is known that there is a much higher risk of developing non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus (also known as a type 2 diabetes mellitus) when the body mass index is higher, especially to those who have a family history of diabetes. But overweight can also be a cause, even when obesity figures have not been reached, which implies a body mass index of 30.

But scientists highlight the reduction in life expectancy because obese people have more health problems, which may eventually translate into premature death as a result of cardiovascular and metabolic disorders.

How To Prevent Overweight?
In fact, it is very simple because it is best for you to pursue a healthy lifestyle based on a balanced and varied diet (rich in healthy foods such as fruits and vegetables, whole grains, legumes, fish, regular exercise, and removal of habits such as smoking and alcohol. However, here are some easy to follow and useful tips for getting rid of overweight as well as obesity:

Follow a natural diet, balanced and healthy: As mentioned above, it is essential to follow a healthy and balanced diet, choosing fruits and vegetables, legumes, whole grains, fish and nuts.
Exercise: On a regular basis, if possible every day or at least every 2 days, for 30 to 40 minutes.
Avoid Alcohol and Tobacco: Both unhealthy habits pose a risk to the health of the heart and health in general, and also promotes overweight.

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