Excess weight is really dangerous, research shows

June 15, 2019  11:23

Excess weight is not just an aesthetic problem, it really contributes to the blockage of blood vessels and leads to the development of cardiovascular diseases, the researchers from Sweden’s Karolinska Institutet say.

After ten years of researches, the scientists proved that the excess weight in fact is the cause of wide range of blood and vessel desease, according to the first study to investigate this using a method called Mendelian randomisation.

The excess weight increases the risk of aortic valve stenosis – a condition in which the valve controlling the flow of blood from the heart to the body’s largest blood vessel, the aorta, narrows and fails to open fully.

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