In the United States, it is estimated up to 1/3 of women in their fifties and 2/3 of women in their sixties suffer from some degree of hearing loss. Obesity and other diseases that typically go along with obesity, such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, hypertension (high blood pressure), cerebrovascular disease (brain), and dyslipidemia (high cholesterol, high triglycerides) may be related to the development of hearing loss.
In October 2013, there were some very interesting discoveries from a study released in the American Journal of Medicine.
Here is a summary of the significant findings:
- Higher body mass index (BMI) and larger waist circumference may increase the risk of hearing loss in women.
- A larger waist circumference is associated with an increased risk of hearing loss.
- Higher levels of physical activity may reduce the risk of hearing loss in women.
- Walking 2 hours per week or more may reduce the risk of hearing loss in women.
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