Had a Heart Attack, Stay Fat?
Talk about giving up in life. Apparently overweight people lose no weight after a heart attack. More from Reuters:
"On average less than a half of a percent change in body weight occurred, and that's really small," Dr. John A. Spertus of the Mid America Heart Institute of Saint Luke's Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri, one of the study's authors, told Reuters Health. People need to lose at least 5 percent of their body weight to significantly improve their heart health, he added.
Spertus and his team followed up with 1,253 overweight or obese individuals one year after they had experienced a heart attack. On average, they had lost 0.2 percent of their body weight. Overweight people actually gained an average of 0.4 percent of their body weight, while obese people lost 0.5 percent and morbidly obese individuals lost nearly 4 percent.
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