Weight Reduction Decreases Atrial Fibrillation, Symptom Severity

In the United States, the direct economic cost of atrial fibrillation is estimated at $6 billion annually. Although population aging is regarded as an important contributor, obesity may account for a substantial proportion of the increasing prevalence,” according to background information in the article. Whether weight reduction and cardiometabolic risk factor management can reduce the burden of atrial fibrillation has not been known. The study was conducted between June 2010 and December 2011 among overweight and obese patients with symptomatic atrial fibrillation. Patients underwent a median (midpoint) of 15 months of follow-up. Patients were randomized to weight management (intervention; n = 75) or general lifestyle advice (control; n = 75).
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Researchers Find Insulin Status an Important Determinant of the Positive Effect of Weight Reduction on Vascular Function

Abed, B.Pharm., M.B.B.S., of the University of Adelaide and Royal Adelaide Hospital, Adelaide, Australia and colleagues evaluated the effect of a structured weight reduction program on atrial fibrillation symptoms. The study was conducted between June 2010 and December 2011 among overweight and obese patients with symptomatic atrial fibrillation. Patients underwent a median (midpoint) of 15 months of follow-up. Patients were randomized to weight management or general lifestyle advice.
For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2013-11-18/health/44200888_1_atrial-fibrillation-reduction-intervention-group

Weight reduction helps combat heart disease

and worldwide with nearly 70 percent of the U.S. population currently overweight garcinia cambogia extract or obese. Of major concern are the disproportionate cases of severe obesity (body mass index [BMI] 40 kg/m2), which tripled during the 1990s. Nearly a third of adults and 17 percent of children in the U.S. are now obese with 65 million additional cases estimated by 2030.
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