While you might not be hugely overweight, that doesn't mean you shouldn't be concerned. Anyone with body weight exceeding their recommended weight range by just 20% or more is considered obese. And once you hit that mark, your risk of heart attack is roughly 3 times greater than that of someone within the healthy weight range.
Being overweight or obese can:
All of which put you at greater risk of heart disease.
Did you know that the leading cause of death by far among diabetics is diabetic heart disease? A high blood sugar level predisposes diabetics to more artery blockages throughout the body, and they also tend to have a very poor cholesterol profile.
So how do you maintain a healthy weight or lose weight? It’s not rocket science – try smaller portions for meals and snacks. How much you eat matters.
Going for preventive heart screening is an effective way to identify hidden heart health risks.