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Sunday, September 25, 2011

Waist Size Related Health Risks

Jakarta, Generally many people who have not been too concerned with the size of the waist. But having a large waist size could be at risk for various diseases. What is it?

The researchers found evidence that a large waist size can be a predictor of poor health, because health affects the entire body from head to toe.

Here are some diseases that risk is increased if a large waist size, as quoted from AskMen, Monday (26/09/2011), namely:

1. Heart failure
The new study shows that a large waist size trigger heart failure at age midlife. Even if the value of body mass index (BMI) is normal, but a large waist size can make heart health deteriorated.

2. Restless leg syndrome
The study, published on 7 April 2009 in edition of Neurology showed people with large waistlines are more likely to have restless leg syndrome. This will lead to less sleep that interfere with the performance and lowering the quality of life.

3. Periodontal Disease
The risk of periodontal disease involves inflammation of the tissues around the teeth. Researchers at Harvard School of Public Health and the University of Puerto Rico reported the men who have a waist circumference greater than 40 inches (101.6 cm) had a risk of periodontal disease is 19 percent higher.

4. Lowered lung function
The study, published in the March 2009 American Thoracic Society's American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine showed that a large waist size will cause decreased lung function, regardless of whether he is a smoker, gender, BMI values ​​or other complication factors.

"The results of this study indicate that a large waist size associated with FVC (forced expiratory vital capacity) is lower," said Paul Enright, MD from the University of Arizona.

5. Higher mortality
New England Journal of Medicine published the results of studies of risk of premature death associated with larger waist sizes. Each increase of 1.94 inches (5 cm) increased the risk of death by 17 percent.

6. Migraine headaches
A larger head circumference will increase the opportunity to suffer migraine. Waist size is more bsar even without obesity as a whole would increase the risk of severe pain or migraines kepaal.

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