Being overweight, obese raises heart failure risk

04/8/2009 | Yahoo!

Being overweight or obese raises a person's risk of developing heart failure, according to U.S. researchers who reported on two studies on men and women in Sweden. The studies found for women, body mass index was a risk factor for heart failure only among those with the largest waists. For men, each one-point increase in BMI raised the risk of heart failure by 4%, regardless of waist size.

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