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Extra pounds put significant strain on your heart and worsen several other heart disease risk factors such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol and triglycerides. Research shows that obesity itself makes heart disease more likely. A good diet and exercise plan can help you lose weight and lower your chances.

From: Risk Factors for Heart Disease WebMD Medical Reference

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American Heart Association: "Understand Your Risk of Heart Attack."

WebMD Feature: "How Low Must Your Cholesterol Go?"

Reviewed by James Beckerman on September 05, 2018

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American Heart Association: "Understand Your Risk of Heart Attack."

WebMD Feature: "How Low Must Your Cholesterol Go?"

Reviewed by James Beckerman on September 05, 2018

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