This information is not intended as nutritional advice, medical diagnosis or treatment, or as a substitute for professional medical advice from your healthcare provider.
Losing weight is one of the 7 key factors related to better heart health. Other cardiovascular health factors (that are part of American Heart Association’s “Life’s Simple 7”) include: stopping smoking, eating better (diet), getting active (exercise), controlling cholesterol, reducing blood sugar, and managing blood pressure. Visit http://www.Heart.org/MyLifeCheck for more information about all of the 7 health factors, and to take an assessment explore your health.
Dr. Don Lloyd-Jones, MD, SCM, FACC, focuses on Preventative Medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and is a volunteer at the American Heart Association.