A recent report in the journal Circulation took a look at over 20,000 doctors for 20 years, and found that even those doctors who were not obese, but were just slightly overweight, with a Body Mass Index (BMI) between 25 and 30 still had almost a 50% increased risk of heart failure, against those who had a Body Mass Index (BMI) of under 25.
Exercise was a huge factor in reducing the risk too. Working out three times a month reduced the risk by almost 20%, and those who worked out every day cut their risk by around 35%.
It’s back to those four words. Eat less, move more.