Lose Weight to Ease an Irregular Heartbeat
March 17, 2015
If you are obese and have an irregular heartbeat, losing weight may be your golden ticket to a healthy life. A new Australian study has found that severely overweight people who suffer from atrial fibrillation are six times more likely to be free of the symptoms if they lose at least 10% of their body weight compared to those who don’t lose weight. Though previous studies have shown that weight loss can reduce symptoms, this new study, published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, took place over four years and focused more on sustained weight loss and how time and the amount of weight lost impact atrial fibrillation. Though it is no secret that weight loss can help people who are obese tackle everything from diabetes to high blood pressure, this study is just another reminder of how important it is on our overall health to maintain a healthy lifestyle.