Heart Health


Learn more about obesity and heart disease and obesity and heart failure and how excess body fat has been linked to heart problems.

Wider waistlines, smaller brains?

A UK study found that obese people typically had a lower volume of grey matter in their brains compared to their normal-weight counterparts.

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).

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