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Heart disease deaths linked to obesity have tripled in 20 years, study found: ‘Increasing burden’

September 8, 2023

Via: Fox News

Obesity has been a known risk factor for a wide range of diseases for a very long time. Now, a new study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association has highlighted its link to heart-related deaths.

Across a 20-year span, the number of obesity-related heart disease deaths tripled in the U.S., researchers found.

Heart deaths were highest among Black people — particularly Black women — followed by individuals of American Indian or Alaska Native descent.

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