Cardiovascular risk : the pounds caught on the bottom of the body are less dangerous

Health 7 August, 2017


Published the 06.08.2017 at 12h12


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This could put an end to some complex. Even having a few extra pounds, both in-store on the saddlebags. A team from the university of Tübingen (Germany) recalled in the journal Cell Metabolism. Compared to the abdominal fat, which lodges in the lower extremities, lowering the risk of cardiovascular events.

MRI support, the researchers compared the impact of a slight excess of fat on the health of the body of 981 people. It is clear from their analyses that the morphologies gynoïdes are favored on the cardiovascular system. In this case, the fat tissues develop, especially at the level of the hips, buttocks, and hips.

The morphologies androids, with a fat is predominantly abdominal, is associated with a risk three times higher mortality from cardiovascular causes. A finding that is hardly surprising, since the adipose tissue accumulates around the viscera.

Overweight is risky

The researchers also found that, among participants with a small brioche, as markers of poor cardiovascular health are more present. They are more likely to show evidence of steatohepatitis non-alcoholic (NASH), insulin resistance or hypercholesterolemia.

In fact, the subcutaneous fat that resides at the level of the thighs would play the role of”sponge,” the researchers explain. By attracting the fat in this area, the body protects viscera. This is not the case of a morphology android. Result : the carrier of saddlebags are at lower risk of cardiovascular incidents.

But the breakdown of fats does not make miracles, and this study reminds us. This benefit only applies to people whose BMI is normal, that is to say between 20 and 25. Beyond this limit, overweight or obesity remain harmful for metabolic health and cardiovascular. And for good reason : at this stage, the fatty tissues are surdéveloppés throughout the body.