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Overweight people who suffered heart attack could live longer than healthy people, says study

Overweight people who suffered heart attack could live longer than healthy people, says study

Well this headline certainly looks very surprising doesn’t it, but before you get all happy and skip your dit and workout routine, make sure to read the whole story for it is obvious that there’s there is just no substitute to a healthy diet and lifestyle.

Overweight people who have suffered a heart attack may live longer than healthy people because certain fats are programmed to guard the body against heart disease, new research has found.

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The University of Oxford study suggests that body fat can act as a last line of defence against a heart attack and strokes by releasing anti-inflammatory chemicals.

The findings, to be presented at the British Cardiovascular Conference in Manchester, challenges conventional wisdom that body fat is detrimental to health. It could also explain why some people with an extreme Body Mass Index (BMI) often outlive those with a healthy BMI.

By studying cell tissue samples of patients that had heart surgery, scientists found a series of chemicals were released from certain body fats in the event of a heart attack or stroke, in response to warnings sent out by the heart and surrounding arteries.

Charalambos Antoniades, associate professor of cardiovascular medicine at Oxford University, who led the study, said its findings would change how body fats were perceived.

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