Obese patients have a higher risk of complications following surgery than non-obese patients, including a five times greater rate of heart attack, and nearly twice the rate of death.
Abdominal fat may promote inflammation that leads to heart disease and other conditions.
The good news:
Oily fish, omega-3, and fish oil may reduce inflammation.
Fiber in your diet may help reduce inflammation. Note: there is not much fiber in burgers or in many snack foods.
And lo and behold, exercise may help reduce inflammation. (Please talk to your doctor if you are planning to start exercising.)
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