Fluctuating Weight Can Lead to Heart and Mortality Risks

According to a recent study, people who have significant fluctuations in weight along with other measurements were connected to an elevated risk of heart problems and mortality from any cause. This was when these individuals were compared to people who experienced more stable measurements throughout the years.

Researchers from the Catholic University of Korea examined a collection of natural data on over 6.7 million individuals. None previously had diabetes, heart attacks, high cholesterol, or high blood pressure at the start of the study. Over an eight-year period, participants had at least three health exams to collect pertinent health information.

At the end of the study it was found that compared to people with stable measurements throughout the period, those with the highest measurement fluctuations were 127% more likely to die, 43% more likely to suffer a heart attack, and 41% more likely to experience a stroke.

These findings were published in the journal Circulation on October 1, 2018.

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