blood pressure. Facts say, heart health is strongly influenced by one's blood pressure.
Based on studies conducted by the Royal Free and University College Medical School London, the blood pressure is closely related to body weight. The study suggests that high BMI throughout life had "a strong effect on high blood pressure between ages 36 to 53. BMI (Body Mass Index) is a statistical measurement which compares a person's weight and height. Though it does not actually measure the percentage of body fat, it is used to estimate a healthy body weight based on how tall a person is. Keeping your weight under control, from childhood through middle age, can offset high blood pressure in later years a new study shows.