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Less Risks Of Dying After A Heart Surgery For An Obese Individual

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The British Heart Foundation funded a research and it revealed that it is wrong to deny people surgery because they happen to be overweight because they are less likely to die in the hospital after a heart surgery compared to people who have healthy weight. In fact, patients who are underweight must try to gain weight prior to heart surgery.

A team from the University of Leicester gathered data from 400,000 adults in the UK and Ireland. The adults have undergone cardiac surgery between 2002 and 2013. They were categorized into different weight categories and their body mass index (BMI).

The study revealed that 11,511 patients died in the hospital and this includes 4.4% of patients who had healthy weight compared to only 2.8% of patients who were overweight and 2.7% under the obese category. The results of the study which were published in the journal Circulation also stated that 8.5% of the patients who were underweight died in the hospital.

According to Gavin Murphy, a BHF professor of cardiac surgery from the University of Leicester, there was a 25% reduction in deaths due to being overweight as opposed to those who were underweight. The results change the basic approach that patients should try to lose weight before surgery. Traditionally, it was believed that obese people are unfit for surgery but this is contradicted by the results of the study.

The study also confirms the existence of the controversial obesity paradox wherein obesity is considered as the cause of illnesses like heart disease. It is surprising but obesity has certain protective effects when one undergoes heart surgery. The excess weight carried by an individual reduces the chances of complications or death after the surgery and before leaving the hospital. However, having a healthy waistline will significantly reduce the risk of having heart disease.

If you maintain an ideal weight, you need not worry that someday you will be undergoing heart surgery. The best option to lose weight without too much effort is to combine HCG drops with a healthy low calorie diet so that the boy can release the stored fat from the bloodstream and burn it as energy.