Abdominal Obesity = Vascular Calcification = Congestive Heart Failure = Death

Need some motivation to get up off the couch and hit the gym?

In a recent study published in the journal Obesity, researchers found that…

  • People with high levels of abdominal and visceral bodyfat were likely to suffer from thoracic aortic calcification.

And just in case you don’t know what thoracic aortic calcification is…

  1. Vascular calcification is the process  in which your blood vessels harden due to the build up of calcium.
  2. This leads to a stenosis or abnormal narrowing of your aorta
  3. Stenosis of your aorta leads to fainting, angina and congestive heart failure
  4. Congestive heart failure leads to death

Conclusion

If you don’t want your aortic valve to look like this…

and you don’t want to die  like this…

Then you need to…

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