HOW TO BEAT... HEART DISEASE
14. LOSE HALF A STONE
Studies have consistently shown that losing 5 to 10 per cent of your bodyweight — 7lb if you weigh 12st, 10lb if you weigh 15st — can lower blood pressure, reduce ‘bad’ LDL cholesterol and blood fats, inflammation and blood sugar levels, and have a real impact on your heart health, especially if the excess weight had accumulated round your waist.
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