Study: Being overweight can independently up heart disease risk

09/13/2007 | Yahoo!

Being overweight can increase a person's risk of developing coronary disease, even if that person has normal blood pressure and cholesterol, according to a Dutch analysis of data. The review found 18,000 people out of 302,000 suffered heart events or deaths during the studies, and moderately overweight and obese people had a 32% and 81% increased risk, respectively, of heart disease compared with people who were not overweight.

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