obesity is a major risk factor for developing coronary heart disease, which can lead to a heart attack or stroke. Obese people are at a greater risk of suffering a heart attack before the age of 45. Obese adolescents have a greater chance of having a heart attack before the age of 35 than non-obese adolescents. For overweight people, losing 10-15 pounds can reduce your risk of developing heart disease. Along with exercise regularly, the risk of developing heart disease falls even more.
Last date updated on September, 2014