How Weight Loss Helps People With Atrial Fibrillation

The Afib-Weight Loss Connection

Atrial fibrillation (afib) is becoming more common. The condition could affect about 16 million Americans by 2050. At the same time, nearly 35% of U.S. adults are obese. Research suggests there's a link between these two health issues. Obesity is a major risk factor for afib. Both conditions are also associated with high blood pressure, diabetes, and a common sleep disorder called sleep apnea. But, losing extra weight can protect your heart health and help keep your heart rhythm steady. Here's a closer look at the afib-weight loss connection.

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