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, internal medicine and preventive medicine with extensive professional experience. He is an expert in Orthomolecular Medicine and Antiaging Medicine. As a specialist in this field has more than 150,000 consultations.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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