How Does Diabetes And Obesity Affect My Risk Of Developing Heart Disease?

Question: What is diabetes, what is the connection between obesity and diabetes, and how do these conditions affect my risk of developing heart disease?

Answer: Well, if you have diabetes and obesity, these two things usually travel together. In fact, by the time a person develops diabetes, they've usually had obesity for some time before that. So obesity is very often a sort of pre-diabetes condition. When you add diabetes -- or disruption in how you handle sugar -- on top of that obese state, that definitely increases the risk for coronary artery disease. In fact, if you have both together, your risk is much greater.

Next: Why Is It So Important To Lose Weight In Terms Of My Risk Of Developing Heart Disease?

null

Previous: Is There A Connection Between Sleeping Pills And Heart Disease?
-- This embed didnt make it to copy for story id = 4216612. -- This embed didnt make it to copy for story id = 4216612. -- This embed didnt make it to copy for story id = 4216612.
Join the Discussion
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
You Might Also Like...
See It, Share It
PHOTO: Gisele Bundchen walks the runway during Sao Paulo Fashion Week Winter 2015 on Nov. 4, 2014 in Sao Paulo.
Studio Fernanda Calfat/Getty Images
PHOTO: Seattle Seahawks fans cheer before Super Bowl XLIX against the New England Patriots on Feb. 1, 2015 in Glendale, Ariz.
Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images
PHOTO: Gisele Bundchen and Tom Brady attend the Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 5, 2014 in New York City.
Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images
PHOTO: From left, Tom Brady in Foxborough, Mass., Jan. 18, 2015 and Russell Wilson in Seattle, Wash., Jan. 18, 2015.
Matt Slocum/AP Photo | Ted S. Warren/AP Photo