Normal weight obesity becoming a factor in heart problems

The results of a study conducted at the Mayo clinic contest the widely-held belief that maintaining a normal body weight is sufficient for the prevention of heart disease. Researchers discovered that individuals with an average body mass index (BMI) but relatively high body fat percentage were still at risk for developing heart and metabolic conditions later in life.

“Using the term ‘normal weight obesity’ is really a way of being more precise about the changing conceptualization of obesity,” said cardiologist Francisco Lopez-Jimenez. “Our study demonstrates that even people with normal weight may have excessive body fat, and that these people are at risk for metabolic abnormalities that lead to diabetes and …heart disease.”

These results may lead scientists towards better tools for assessing a patient’s risk of heart disease and improve clinical programs for heart patients.

Those hoping to lower their body fat may want to consider taking dietary supplements like those offered by Dr. Newton’s Naturals.

Skinny D from Dr. Newton’s Naturals contains essential vitamins and minerals that may help the body burn fat naturally. It may also help curb cravings for sugar and promote weight loss in those who take it regularly.

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