Obesity Can Cause Heart Problems


By Molly Clifton

New research finds that being overweight contributes to the development of heart failure, as well as higher blood pressure, insulin levels and cholesterol.

Scientists have long known there's a link between obesity and heart disease, but until now, it was unclear if being overweight causes heart problems.

Swedish scientists studied 200,000 patients looking at metabolism, and whether their obesity was caused genetically.

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