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Low Risk of Death Among Obese Heart Patients

by Raja Nandhini on March 19, 2013 at 5:02 AM
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 Low Risk of Death Among Obese Heart Patients

In a recent research, scientists have come up with strange results that obese people with heart disease have lower risk of death than those with normal weight. This finding contradicts the common belief that obesity increases the risk of heart ailments and death.

Researchers from University College London analyzed the health conditions of 4400 heart patients. It was found that patients with high body mass index, indicating obesity, were more likely to survive when compared with normal weight patients.

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Considering excess weight to be a major risk factor, doctors in general put obese heart patients under aggressive treatment. Scientists opine that this increase in survival rate could be due to the aggressive treatment given to obese people.

Thus, the authors conclude that further research is needed to explain the results of this study.

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