Losing A Bit of Weight Can Help the Heart Function Better

Recent research published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology provides new hope for obese people who have cardiovascular problems.
The study showed that losing a bit of weight can positively affect the cardiovascular systems.
Moderate weight loss can reduce the thickness of the heart muscle. This reduction can improve relaxation and pumping in the heart functions.
The weight loss also reduces the thickness of the artery walls, all indicators of heart failure.
The study participants were put on a low fat diet or a low carb diet to assist them to lose weight . 46 people with a body mass index of between 30 and 44 were included in the study which lasted two years. The participants were between 22 and 64 years old. Men were on a 1500-1800 calorie a day diet and women a 1,200-1,500 calories a day.
The study demonstrated that upon walking for at least three hours a week and eating a low fat diet the average individual lost nine pounds in six months.
Such moderate weight loss had positive effects on their heart functions. Even if an individual puts back on a few pounds, their heart would still function better than it did prior to any weight loss.

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