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Study challenges ‘obesity paradox’ in heart disease risk

NEW YORK: The more overweight people become, the more likely they are to have a heart attack or stroke and to develop risk factors for heart disease like high blood pressure, a large UK study concludes. Contrary to some past research suggesting there might be a heart-protective effect of being overweight or obese, the study team found the opposite, according to their report in the European Heart Journal. Researchers examined data on more than 296,000 middle-aged men and women without heart disease, many of whom were…