Sumary of Obesity increases cardiometabolic risks, even with healthy metabolic markers:
- People with obesity and a healthy metabolic profile have a higher risk for heart failure and respiratory disease compared with adults without obesity, according to a study published in Diabetologia..
- Frederick Ho, PhD, a research associate in the Institute of Health and Wellbeing at the University of Glasgow, Scotland, said adults with obesity must engage in weight management, regardless of their cardiometabolic health markers..
- “Obesity is a condition that could lead to multiple severe diseases, even among those who have normal metabolic profile,”.
- Participants were included in the study if they were not underweight and had complete height, weight, blood pressure and blood-based biomarker data..
- BP, C-reactive protein, triacylglycerols, LDL cholesterol, HDL cholesterol and HbA1c were the six metabolic markers used to define metabolic health..
- Participants were considered metabolically healthy if they met healthy criteria in at least four of six biomarkers..
- Metabolically healthy obesity increases risks After adjusting for sociodemographic and lifestyle factors, adults who were metabolically healthy with obesity had a higher risk for incident diabetes (HR = 4.32;.
- The metabolically healthy obesity group also had a higher all-cause mortality rate compared with the metabolically healthy cohort without obesity (HR = 1.22;…