Thursday, February 12, 2009

Director's Comments: Overweight & Heart Failure

Listen to the NLM Director's Comments on overweight and heart failure. The transcript is also available.

While excess weight increases the risk of heart failure in men, vigorous exercise reduces the same risk, reports a study recently published in Circulation. A study of 21,094, middle aged, male physicians found just seven pounds of excess body weight increased the risk of heart failure by an average of 11 percent during a 20-year period...


[Source: What's New on MedlinePlus]

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