Obesity is associated with an increased risk of heart disease. Many factors contribute to this. People with obesity have a higher risk of developing diabetes, abnormal cholesterol levels, and hypertension. People who are obese also have a high risk of obstructive sleep apnea which can trigger various forms of heart diseases. The risk of various forms of heart disease increases in obesity.

  • Coronary artery disease
  • Heart failure
  • Heart rate abnormalities like atrial fibrillation
  • Sudden death
  • Stroke

It is important that people with obesity attempt to lose weight and reduce the risk. Appropriate management of diabetes, hypertension, and dyslipidemia is important to cut the risk of heart disease and stroke.