Increase In Body’s Fat, Risk Of Hearing Loss Also Increases

Overweight is not only associated with metabolic disorders and chronic diseases such as diabetes. Consequently the risk of hearing loss can also increase.

Research for 20 years on 70 thousand women showed an increase in hearing loss in participants who have excess weight. Although all the participants were women it’s believed that the result will be the same in men.

Increased risks of hearing loss are due to excess weight and aging. During this time, prevention is to avoid the sound or noisy sound. It turns out that, maintain body weight can lower the risk.

More specifically, the study revealed that women with a Body Mass Index (BMI) above 40 kg/m2 to have a risk of hearing loss by up to 25 percent higher than participant with a BMI less than or equal to 25 kg/m2.

Similarly, when viewed from the waistline. Women with a waist of or above 87.6 cm have a risk of hearing loss 27 percent higher than women with a 71 cm waist.

Researchers just discovered that the accumulation of fat can clog blood vessels in the ear and then damage the surrounding cells.

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