Why Is It So Important To Lose Weight In Terms Of My Risk Of Developing Heart Disease?

Dr. Marian Limacher answers the question: 'Importance Of Weight And Heart Risk?'

ByMarian Limacher, M.d., Professor Of Medicine, Division Of Cardiovascular Medicine At The University Of Florida
December 24, 2008, 1:52 PM

— -- Question: I Am A Bit Overweight And My Doctor Tells Me To Lose Weight. Why Is That So Important?

Answer: The importance of overweight is that it leads to chronic conditions down the road. Depends of course on how overweight one is, but the biggest risks are for developing hypertension, diabetes, coronary artery disease down the road.

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