Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Inactivity increases heart failure risk at all weight levels

Excess weight and physical inactivity can almost triple a man's risk of heart failure, according to data from a large prospective cohort study. Obese, inactive men had almost a 300% greater risk of heart failure compared with lean, active study participants, Satish Kenchaiah, M.D., of Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard, and colleagues reported in the January 6 issue of Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association. - MedPage Today

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