LivingFuel HealthAlert: Protective Effect of Physical Activity in Heart Failure Risk

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Posted on 17th February 2010 by admin in Health Alerts

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Scientists found that being overweight was independently associated with an increased risk for heart failure. Abdominal waist circumference or waist-to-hip ratio was associated with the greatest risk for heart failure among both men and women. Moderate or high levels of physical activity were associated with a reduced risk of heart failure. The protective effect of physical activity on heart failure was consistent in subjects at all levels of body mass index.

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