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Date posted: 28 January 2014
A recent United States study of middle aged women who were either overweight or obese showed that a 10 percent reduction in body weight was enough to lower their risk of developing heart disease.
The study noted that participants sustained a 10 percent weight loss for over two years had reduced 'bad' cholesterol, reduced blood triglycerides (a type of blood fat), improved control of their glucose and insulin levels and less inflammation in their bodies.
Source: National Heart Foundation