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Don’t Want a 2nd Heart Attack? Lose the Belly Fat

February 4, 2020

From the Health Day website

For heart attack survivors, a fat belly could mean another one is likely, a new study suggests.

Earlier studies have shown that abdominal obesity puts people at risk for their first heart attack. This new study shows it also ups the odds for a second one, researchers say.

“Abdominal obesity not only increases your risk for a first heart attack or stroke, but also the risk for recurrent events after the first misfortune,” said study author Dr. Hanieh Mohammadi of Karolinska University Hospital in Solna, Sweden.

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