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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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Substantial Benefits in Losing 5% of Your Weight

Researchers in the US say that losing just 5 percent of your body weight is all it takes to see major health benefits in obese people. Science Alert February 23, 2016 The First 5% of Weight Loss Offers The Greatest Health Benefits in Obese People, Study Finds If you’re struggling with obesity, it might feel sometimes like you have to radically overhaul your entire body and lose all your excess weight to get healthier, but that’s not the case at…

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