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Abnormal heartbeat linked to obesity

A study in the Journal of the American Medical Association reports that obesity is associated with an increase in the risk of irregular heartbeat which can then result in stroke or heart failure. A BMI of 30 or more increases the risk of atrial fibrillation by 50% compared to those with a BMI of 21 to 25.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by Health Day

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About: Abnormal heartbeat linked to obesity

Date: 23 November 2004

Source: Health Day

Author: Ed Edelson

URL: http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=97&ncid=751&e=6&u=/hsn/20041123/hl_hsn/obesityraisesriskofabnormalheartbeat

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