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14
Sep
07

Another reason to slim down: Fat is bad for your heart

Well, Duh!!!!!

A new study involving more than 300,000 people finds that being overweight independently increases a person’s risk of coronary disease.

In other words, even if doctors could get an overweight person’s blood pressure and cholesterol down to normal, that patient would still be at higher heart risk.

The Dutch analysis involved data from 21 previous studies that included more than 302,000 people.

Of those people, 18,000 suffered heart events or deaths during the studies. After factoring in age, sex, physical activity levels and smoking, the team concluded that moderately overweight people had a 32 percent increased risk of heart disease and obese people an 81 percent increased risk compared to those who weren’t overweight. – US News