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If You Have A Sitting Job, You May Have A Higher Heart Disease Risk

Do you have a sitting job? If so, you better we worried as it is going to add extra weight to your body, say researchers.

If You Have A Sitting Job, You May Have A Higher Heart Disease Risk

Obese workers in the average age group of 41 years are more to have a fatal heart disease.

Do you have a sitting job? If so, you better we worried as it is going to add extra weight to your body, say researchers. According to a new a study, obese workers in the average age group of 41 years take more sick leaves and are more likely than others to have a fatal cardiovascular disease in the next ten years. Sitting behind your desk all day is bad for your health and experts have long been advising people to take breaks for about 15 minutes an hour.

Researchers presented the study at a meeting of the EuroPrevent 2017.1 in Spain and found a high prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors, like tobacco consumption, hypertension, or dyslipidaemia in the working population which is supposed to be young and healthy. The participants were classified as metabolically unhealthy if they had three or more of the following criteria — high waist circumference; raised triglycerides or receiving treatment for hyperlipidaemia; low HDL (high-density lipoprotein) cholesterol; high blood pressure or previous diagnosis of hypertension or receiving treatment for hypertension; or high fasting glucose or receiving treatment for diabetes.

The results suggest that proportions with overweight, obesity and metabolically unhealthy phenotype were 38%, 16% and 10% respectively. They found a consistent association of overweight and obesity with sickness absence due to non-work-related illnesses in both metabolically healthy and unhealthy workers.

Metabolically healthy overweight/obese people were 37% more likely to take sick leave and metabolically unhealthy overweight/obese people were 71% more likely to take sick leave than the people who were not overweight/obese.

“Our results show that overweight and obese workers are more likely to take sick leave for non-work-related illnesses, regardless of whether they are metabolically healthy or unhealthy,” the researchers explained.

With Inputs from ANI
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