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What are heart benefits of losing weight?

Losing weight may not seem like an easy task. But research shows that you don't have to lose much to gain several cardiovascular health benefits. If you are overweight, losing only a few pounds can help reduce your risk of heart and blood vessel disease and complications of cardiovascular disease, such as heart attack and stroke. Maintaining a healthy weight may even ward off dangerous arrhythmias.

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