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Weight loss at any age will improve heart health

According to a long-term study, it is never too late to lose weight because doing so improves heart health– no matter the age. According to a [s]Daily Mail[/s] report, researchers found in contrast, the longer an individual is overweight, the more likely they are to have cardiovascular problems in later life, including high blood pressure and greater risk of diabetes. Research showed that the longer the exposure to excess body fat, known as adiposity, in adulthood the greater the chances of cardiovascular problems in later life.

[link url=http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2634431/Its-never-late-slim-help-heart-Weight-loss-age-long-term-benefits-temporary.html]Full Daily Mail report[/link]
[link url=http://www.thelancet.com/journals/landia/article/PIIS2213-8587(14)70103-2/abstract]The Lancet article summary[/link]

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