Body Fat Along With Weight Could Be The Reason For Incontinence

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Recent research suggests that along with body weight, body fat also plays a critical role in incontinence.  

-A recent research conducted in Europe suggested that not only being overweight could increase the chances of incontinence but also an abnormal body composition could contribute to the same.

-The study examined data from 1,475 women aged between 70-79 years of age enrolled in the Health, Aging, and Body Composition Study. 

-The experts looked at body mass index (BMI), the percentage of body fat, and the frequency and type of incontinence episodes among participants over three years.

-It was observed that both, urge incontinence and stress incontinence were found to be twice more common in the women with higher BMIs.

-The study also suggested alone weight loss could significantly help to decrease the problem of incontinence. It was also suggested that activities that increased the muscle mass could prove to be beneficial for women suffering from incontinence.

-Findings were published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society

Source: The Journal of the American Geriatrics Society

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