If you are overweight or obese you are more likely to develop coronary heart disease than someone who is a healthy weight.
How does my weight affect my health?
Research shows that being overweight or obese can:
- raise your blood cholesterol levels
- increase your blood pressure
- increase your risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.
Because these are risk factors for coronary heart disease, your weight can have a big impact on your long-term health.
Even if you don’t have any of these conditions, it’s important to keep to a healthy weightso you don’t develop them in future.
What can I do to keep my heart healthy?
The good news is that if you’re overweight or obese, you can reduce your risk of coronary heart disease by reaching and keeping to a healthy weight.