Obesity doubles the risk of heart disease and stroke

Written by: Dr. Xavier Xercavins Comas
Edited by: Noelia Pino García

The Spanish Society of Endocrinology and Nutrition has recently warned that more than half of the Spanish population are overweight or obese. This can increase the chances of these people suffer from heart disease and stroke more than doubled.


The most prevalent risk factor among the Spanish population is overweight, which affects more than 50% of the population. Moreover, the prevalence of hypertension is almost 40% of the population and cholesterol between 20 and 25%.

However, obesity is the "improved factor less people with cardiovascular disease" because no specific drugs for this. In addition to this we must add the fact that it is very difficult to motivate and convince people to perform a diet or exercise practice.

Another problem for cardiovascular disease is diabetes, especially type 2 diabetes, which increases the risk of developing cardiovascular disease, which is the leading cause of death in these patients.

All these data show the close relationship between nutrition, obesity and cardiovascular risk. Specialists in Internal Medicine claim that preventive or anti - aging medicine is key. This approach should be done with all the depth and applying the most modern methods of diagnosis and treatment for this there. The performance of PCP in this topic is essential practicing rigorous and frequent checkups to their patients, depending on those risk factors. It should emphasize the role of genetic medicine, which allows to achieve a comprehensive approach to the patient's health, trying to provide quantity but especially quality of life.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dr. Xavier Xercavins Comas
Internal Medicine

Dr. Xercavins Comas is a specialist in General Medicine . He is an expert in Internal and Integrative Medicine and in Preventive Medicine with extensive professional experience. He has areas of special dedication in Orthomolecular Medicine and Antiaging Medicine . He also uses Natural Medicine with a scientific basis often based on predictive genetic studies. As a specialist in this field, it has more than 250 thousand queries made. His areas of maximum dedication are cardiovascular risk factors , including his medical check-ups . Chronic diseases and integrative support for rare and complex diseases. Chronic pathologies of the digestive system such as the so-called irritable colon. Diseases difficult to solve such as chronic fatigue etc. The treatment of overweight and obesity , especially abdominal obesity, due to the multiple risks associated with it, is one of their preferences. The entire team at your Medical Center is dedicated to this topic. Dr. José Mª Diéguez, collaborator at the Center for more than 20 years is the expert in these therapies that include personalized nutrition and advanced biophysical therapies that have been practiced for a few years, specially designed for abdominal fat. Both for these therapies and for their checkups they have and use the most advanced devices. There is only one small device that is almost not used in this Medical Center, the clock. And they really do not look at the time they dedicate to their patients or the hours of work or study, congresses etc. Both Dr Xercavins and Dr Diéguez and other collaborators usually say that everything is based on a great vocation and love for what they do.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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