OHSU

Maintain Ideal Weight

Obese women are more likely to develop heart disease even if they have no other risk factors.

Risk is greater if the weight is around the stomach instead of around the hips (apple vs. pear shape)

Inactivity can lead to obesity, which can lead to diabetes.

Risk of cardiovascular death increases exponentially for both men and women with a high Body Mass Index (BMI). Although it is not a perfect measure, it gives a fairly accurate assessment of how much of your body is composed of fat.