Obesity is a major risk factor in heart disease. Excess weight can lead to high cholesterol and blood pressure levels. Obesity is also a contributing factor for diabetes, which is linked to heart problems. Losing weight can reduce your risk for heart disease.
The thoracic aorta is the biggest artery of the body. It lives within the chest doing its job of delivering blood flow from the heart to all the other arteries of the body. The aorta is located just under the sternum, initially above the heart as it aims headward, then turning left and downward towards the abdomen, pelvis, and…