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Dropping just a few pounds can make a big difference to your cardiac health.
A Providence physician explains the importance of understanding a healthy weight range for your body type.
Studies show that if you’re above a healthy body mass index (BMI), dropping just 5 to 10 percent of your excess weight can help improve your heart health. And if you’re one of the more than 93 million Americans who are obese, losing any amount of weight can often make a huge difference in your overall health.
Here’s how it works.
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