A new report finds that people who are obese and who have high blood pressure are more likely to suffer heart attacks and strokes, according to a study published in the journal Circulation.
A study from the American Heart Association (AHA) found that those with elevated blood pressure were nearly five times more likely than those with normal blood pressure to have a heart attack or stroke, the AP reports.
Heart attacks and stroke are the leading causes of death in the United States.
More: AHA study shows obesity is linked to heart attacksAnd more: How to reduce the risk of heart attacks, strokes and other heart diseasesAHA study found that the association was strongest for the obese people.
It also showed that those who were obese were more likely and at higher risk of a heart attacks or stroke.
The report found that there were several factors that may contribute to a person’s risk of having heart attacks.
These included high blood sugar, poor physical activity, smoking, obesity and physical inactivity.
The AHA recommends that people with elevated cholesterol levels be advised to get regular checkups and monitor blood pressure and cholesterol levels closely.
If you are obese, it may be easier to avoid cardiovascular events, because your blood pressure may be higher than normal.
It is important to remember that obesity can cause problems, like high blood cholesterol and high blood triglycerides.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.