Fat people have better chance to survive heart ailment: Study
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Fat people have a better chance of surviving heart attacks than the skinny ones and obese people are more likely to cheat death and avoid the need for a heart transplant or cardiac treatment, a new study has claimed.
Experts at the University of California in Los Angeles have found that people with a high body mass index and a large belly circumference were at significantly less risk of dying.
"Heart failure may prove to be one of the few health conditions where extra weight may prove to be protective," Research leader Dr Tamara Horwich said. The findings of the study will be published in this month's American Journal of Cardiology, The Sun reported.
Researchers studied 2,718 heart failure patients over two years and found men with a wider waist than 40 inches and women having a waist wider than 37 inches were more likely to avoid the need for a heart transplant or other cardiac treatment.
The researchers say a normal Body Mass Index (BMI) gives a 34 per cent higher risk in men and 38 per cent higher risk in women. Obese patients seek treatment at an earlier stage due to increased symptoms ... This means they get diagnosed sooner," said Professor Horwich.
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