Weight Reduction Decreases Atrial Fibrillation And Symptom Severity

Weight loss led to reduction in inflammation

Although population aging is regarded as an important contributor, obesity may account for a substantial proportion of the increasing prevalence,” according to background information in the article. Whether weight reduction and cardiometabolic risk factor management can reduce the burden of atrial fibrillation has not been known. The study was conducted between June 2010 and December 2011 among overweight and obese patients with symptomatic atrial fibrillation. Patients underwent a median (midpoint) of 15 months of follow-up. Patients were randomized to weight management (intervention; n = 75) or general lifestyle advice (control; n = 75).
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“So this program was highly achievable and reproducible. We are not talking about drastic weight loss,” said McTiernan. The researchers measured levels of C-reactive protein, serum amyloid A, interleukin-6, leukocyte and neutrophil in garcinia cambogia extract 439 women. At the end of one year, C-reactive protein reduced by 36.1 percent in the diet-alone group and by 41.7 percent in the diet and exercise group.
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