More bad news for overweight men

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Data from the Physician’s Health Study published in the journal Circulation (2009) found that obese and overweight men are at an increased risk for heart failure.  (Heart failure is a weakening of the heart muscle)

Overweight men had a 49% higher risk of developing heart failure versus normal weight men

Obese men had a 180% higher risk of developing heart failure versus normal weight men

Exercise can help:

Men who did vigorous physical activity 5 to 7 times per week had a 36% lower risk of heart failure

While men who did vigorous physical activity 1 to 3 times per month had an 18% lower risk of heart failure

The combined effects of weight and physical activity were tremendous:

Normal weight men had a 19% risk of heart failure

Overweight but active men had a 49% risk

Overweight and inactive men had a 78% risk

Obese but active men had a 168% risk

Obese and inactive men had a 293% risk

Exercise helped decrease risk of heart failure in ALL men. So men Keep Lean and Exercise to protect your heart!!

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