Obesity is a major risk factor in heart disease. Excess weight can lead to high cholesterol and blood pressure levels. Obesity is also a contributing factor for diabetes, which is linked to heart problems. Losing weight can reduce your risk for heart disease.
In my last two posts (see: Reduce Triglycerides Naturally & Why Take Fish Oil if You Take a Statin Drug?), I discussed how, in my program for reversal of heart disease, we follow what I call the "Rule of 60": LDL 60 mg/dl, HDL 60 mg/dl, triglycerides 60 mg/dl, or 60:60:60. We achieve greater control over heart disease risk by adhering to…