Obesity increases the risk of related diseases. But differently for men and women
Obesity: women more at risk of type 2 diabetes, for men more problems with kidneys and lungs
The researchers analyzed genetic information and three different measures of obesity in a cohort of 228,466 women and 195,041 men. The measures of obesity were body mass index (BMI), waist-to-hip ratio and waist-to-hip ratio regulated for the BMI.
The study showed that obesity can increase the risk of pathological conditions . These include coronary artery disease, stroke, type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, chronic liver disease, kidney failure and lung cancer.
Not only: from the analysis it emerged that sex, male or female, affects the disease related to obesity that patients tend to develop .
The women with obesity have a higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes than obese men. In contrast, obese men are more susceptible to obstructive pulmonary disease and chronic kidney disease than obese women.
“This study shows how excess weight can be harmful to health and that women and men are predisposed to various pathological conditions related to obesity.” This was stated by Dr. Jenny Censin, one of the authors of the research.
The results confirm, therefore, that preventing and treating obesity is a crucial step in the prevention of other health problems . It also suggests the opportunity to put in place specific prevention strategies according to sex, since obesity influences the risk of developing other diseases differently in men and women