Fat around heart promotes cardiac disease

Scientists have unearthed more evidence to show that fatty deposits around the heart, more than the warped body mass index (BMI), promote thickening of arteries.

The BMI is height to weight ratio. If the ratio is skewed, it indicates the possibility of cardiac disease or obesity.

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Plaque or fatty deposits cause thickening of the artery wall on one side. The lopsided thickening is referred to as plaque eccentricity and strongly indicates heart disease.

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