EXCESS WEIGHT & OBESITY
Today, excess weight is known to lead to serious risks and cardiovascular disorders.
In fact, a greater concentration of fat in the blood results in deposits along the arteries, which slow down blood circulation and can cause pain or other ailments. The risk of heart attack is thus multiplied by 1.5 for a person who is 10 to 30% overweight and by 2 if the person is more than 30% overweight. Moreover, people suffering from excess weight are generally those whose physical activity is reduced. Their muscle mass often proves insufficient to do its part in supporting and protecting the osteoarticular system. This can notably cause varying degrees of back pain and lower limb joint problems (osteoarthritis).