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Risk for developing Heart Failure in persons with Diabetes

Results published in the journal Circulation found that higher body mass index, waist circumference, and body fat mass were significantly associated with an increased risk for developing heart failure in older adults with diabetes, but this relationship was not valid in people without diabetes. 

 Diabetes and obesity are well known to be associated with an increased risk of developing heart failure. An associate professor of internal medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center,  and colleagues report the phenomenon between obesity and diabetic role in heart failure. For further study Obtain participant-level data, adjust and consolidate information, and exclude records from those with a predominance of heart failure in study cohorts of community and cardiovascular disease risk. The final study data set included 10,387 participants with a mean age of 74 years. 

They found that when the three-parameter effect of obesity on HF was stratified according to diabetic status, a higher ratio was significantly associated with a higher risk of developing HF in patients with underlying diabetes than in patients without underlying diabetes included participants of prediabetes and normoglycemia. 

 Further analysis showed that among diabetic participants, the proportion of the population at risk for developing heart failure was 12.8%  BMI, 29.9%  waist circumference, and 13.7% body fat. Discussing the study, the authors note that their study showed that diabetes altered the risk for developing heart failure with increasing obesity, whereas the risk for developing heart failure in obese and non-diabetic patients was similar to those of healthy weights.

 They added, “more efforts should be made to aggressively implement it in people with diabetes and obesity who are at the highest risk of developing heart failure.”  Diabetic status alters the relationship between various measures of obesity and heart failure risk in older adults. Integrated NHLBI cohort analysis at the community level.

Obesity Measures Strongly Linked To Heart Failure Risk In Diabetes Patient

USA: Higher waist circumference, fat mass, and obesity index are closely associated with the risk for heart failure in the elderly, especially those with prevalent diabetes, according to recent studies.  Diabetes and obesity are known to be associated with an increased risk of developing heart failure. 

 The interrelationships between various measurements of HF risk overall obesity, fat mass, central obesity, and diabetic status are not well established.  The association between BMI, WC, FM and HR risk was assessed at the beginning of the study in the entire cohort and with and without diabetes.  A significant correlation was found between diabetes status and  BMI and WC measurements of HI risk in prediabetes and normoglycemia

 The proportion of the population due to the risk of high FM for total obesity, abdominal obesity, and accidental heart failure was higher in subjects with diabetes than in subjects without diabetes. 

 Researchers believe that a higher obesity index, waist circumference, and fat mass in the elderly are strongly associated with a higher risk for heart failure, especially in people with prevalent diabetes. 


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