Pounds Count When it Comes to Heart Health

By: CBS
By: CBS

When it comes to raising your risk of heart failure, every extra pound counts. That from a major national study analyzing two decades of data tracking the health of 21-thousand middle-aged American men… all of them doctors.

Just being modestly overweight, not obese, increases the risk of heart failure by 49-percent.

Researchers also found that those who broke a sweat one to three times a month reduced their chance of heart failure by 18-percent.


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