Heart Health

Obesity

How obesity hurts your heart

Obesity predisposes to raised triglyceride levels and low HDL, both of which are independent risk factors for coronary artery disease.

Fighting excess body fat

Research shows that excess body fat is associated with an increased risk for hypertension, diabetes, coronary artery disease and hyperlipidaemia (high cholesterol).

Waist measurement saves heart

South Africans know that abdominal fat is linked to heart disease, but many don't know what their waist size should be - and, it seems, doctors can be partly to blame.

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