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Reduce Weight, Reduce Atrial Fibrillation

  Every five-point increase in the Body Mass Index was associated with a 29 percent increased risk of developing atrial fibrillation. Reuters May 29, 2015 Obesity increases the risk for atrial fibrillation Obesity increases the risk for atrial fibrillation, a common heart rhythm disorder that can lead to blood clots, stroke and heart failure, a new analysis suggests. Researchers reviewed data from 51 previously published studies covering more than 600,000 people and found that obesity also made it more likely…

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