If you are 10% or more above your healthy weight
range, losing just a few pounds often can reduce your blood pressure and may
allow you to take less medicine to control your blood pressure.
Exercising and reducing total fat and calories in your diet will help you
lose weight. Limit total fat to 30% or less of your total calories. Limit
saturated fat to 8% to 10% of your total calories. The amounts of fat and
saturated fat in foods are usually printed on the nutrition information labels.
Losing weight can help lower your cholesterol levels also.
Primary Medical Reviewer
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer
Robert A. Kloner, MD, PhD - Cardiology
April 5, 2013
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
April 05, 2013
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