This study included 1048 participants between the age of 50 and 80 years old without cardiovascular disease (Hu T, et. al., 2023).

The researchers investigated the associations of 2-year changes in fat percentage and fat-free mass percentage with occurring cardiovascular events.


This is what they found. The participants with a fat% gain of 2% or more had an increased risk of cardiovascular events when compared with participants with a stable fat%.

They also found that fat-free mass percentage loss of 2% was associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular events.


Tingting Hu, Yun Shen, Weijie Cao, Yiting Xu, Yufei Wang, Xiaojing Ma, Yuqian Bao. Two-year changes in body composition and future cardiovascular events: a longitudinal community-based study. Nutr Metab (Lond). 2023 Jan 31;20(1):4.


  • Category: News
  • Author: Didrik Sopler, Ph.D., L.Ac.
  • Published: 2023-03-23
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