Middle-aged aging greatly increases the risk of physical decline in old age.
This was revealed in a medical study in Norway.
In this study of the University of Oslo, 4500 people aged 45 and over were included and their physical health was evaluated for 2 decades.
Research has found that people who lose weight in middle age become more physically frail in old age.
According to the research, the hand grip of such people becomes weak, the walking speed decreases, the feeling of fatigue increases, the body weight decreases without effort while the rate of physical activity decreases.
The study found that people who were obese in middle age had a two and a half times higher risk of physical decline with age than others.
Obesity causes inflammation in fat cells, which damages muscles, leading to decreased muscle strength and function, the researchers said.
He said that the results indicate that efforts should be made to keep the overall weight stable as well as prevent the stomach from protruding.
The results of the study were published in the journal BMJ Open.
Earlier, in August 2022, an Oxford University study reported that bleeding increases the risk of heart failure by 11%.
Research has discovered that waist and abdominal circumferences are more important than our overall body weight.
An examination of medical data from people aged 40 to 70 found that waist size was the most important risk factor for heart health compared to total body weight.
A 13-year study found that for every centimeter increase in waist size, the risk of heart attack and cardiac arrest increased by 4 percent.
The researchers said that the fat accumulated around the abdomen and waist is very harmful to health.