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Obesity Linked to Hearing Loss?

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The relationship between obesity and hearing

Weight problems can also affect your hearing.


The National Center for Global Health and Medicine (NCGM) has published an article titled "Obesity" Increases Risk of Hearing Loss ' There is particular concern about hearing loss in the low frequency range.

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Author:Tsuyoshi Komoto

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Obesity causes damage to auditory cells.

"Obesity" is a serious problem that not only leads to three major diseases, but also affects hearing.

A research report released in July 2019 by NCGM measuring the physical condition and hearing of approximately 50,000 people for up to eight years suggests that inflammation and oxidative stress caused by "obesity" may lead to damage to hearing cells, especially the risk of hearing loss in the lower frequencies.

"The risk of hypertension and hyperglycemia caused by obesity has been widely discussed in the past, but many of you may not have known that it is also linked to ear anxiety.

Prevention of metabolic syndrome is important.

Proper lifestyle habits are recommended to prevent metabolic syndrome.
According to the above report, a BMI value of 30 or higher increases the risk of hearing loss and is associated with weight In terms of conversion, one danger is 67.5 kg (150 cm tall)/ 86.6 kg (170 cm) or more It seems to be considered a threshold.
It might be a good idea to replace those values with goals and try to be positive about them.


Obesity leads to hearing loss? That was new to me.
Now that I'm in my 30s, I'm realizing that it's hard to lose weight once you start getting fat...
I'm going to keep my hearing care in mind as well, and I'm going to keep a moderate diet and exercise in mind!
According to the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, even 10 minutes of walking several times a day can have health benefits.


National Center for International Health and Medical Research, "A Large Occupational Cohort Study of Approximately 50,000 People (J-ECOH Study),"
Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, "Health Japan 21"

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