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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 atrial fibrillation and weight. 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. That’s why, among the many benefits of weight loss, losing extra pounds 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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