Weight loss exercise ‘cuts heart disease risk’
Exercise for weight loss dramatically reduces the risk an individual will die as a result of heart disease.
According to a new study that involved more than 19,000 men, obesity in middle age increases a man's risk of dying, but the risk can be reduced with weight loss exercise.
I-Min Lee from Harvard Medical School in Boston, who was involved in the study, told Reuters: "We have lots of data showing that if you are obese in middle age, it increases your risk of dying."
"However, if you're able to lose that weight, once you get to normal weight in middle age … the excess risk you had as a youngster goes away," he added.
Obese young men have almost double the risk of an early death from heart disease compared to their thinner peers. Other risk factors include smoking, high blood pressure and a lack of physical activity.
Dr Jamie Engert from McGill University in Canada recently claimed that a healthy diet can dramatically reduce a person's risk of suffering a heart attack.
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