Your weight and heart disease

Your weight and heart disease

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.


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