Your weight and heart disease

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Are you overweight or obese?

You are more likely to develop coronary heart disease than someone who is a healthy weight.

How does my weight affect my health?


Research shows that being overweight or obese can:

Because these are risk factors for coronary heart disease, your weight can have a big impact on your long-term health. 

Even if you don't have any of these conditions, it's important to keep to a healthy weight so you don't develop them in future.

What can I do to keep my heart healthy?

The good news is that if you’re overweight or obese, you can reduce your risk of coronary heart disease by reaching and keeping to a healthy weight.

Would you like to know how to manage your weight?

Find out more

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Understanding your weight

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Keep your heart healthy

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