By: IANS | New York |
Published:November 15, 2017 4:22 pm

The results found that the higher the number of negative life events, the higher the tendency for increased odds of obesity. (Source: File Photo)

Women, who have recently experienced one or more traumatic events or those who have undergone several negative events relatively in the past years, are at a higher risk of developing obesity, warns a new study.

Such events may also enhance cardiovascular diseases such as heart attack, stroke, diabetes and cancer and contribute to spiralling healthcare costs.

The study, presented in the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2017 in California, stated that the women who have gone through four or more negative life events had a 36 per cent higher risk of obesity, in comparison to women who reported no such events.

“Little is known about how negative and traumatic life events affect obesity in women….

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