In the recent past, it was thought that people who were overweight but were OK with cholesterol, blood sugar and blood pressure were not at increased risk. However, a recent meta-analysis that followed these patients over a ten-year period showed that an increased risk of cardiovascular disease and mortality catches up with them, no doubt about it. If you are overweight, you should shed the excess pounds. It makes a big difference in your future health.
See Family Practice News, December, 2013, p.25.
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