Waist Not, Want Not

Obese are at major risk for heart disease

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(HealthDayNews) -- Here's another reason to lose those love handles.

The American Heart Association has upgraded obesity to make it a major risk factor in heart disease.

This means being fat now ranks up there with high cholesterol, high blood pressure, smoking and a couch potato lifestyle, says the American Heart Association's journal, Circulation.

These factors are under your control, and you can lessen your risk of dying from or being disabled by heart disease by doing something about them.

The AHA's advice: Eat less fat, exercise more and pay attention to your doctor.

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