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Weight loss may reverse heart rhythm disorder

Sydney, June 21: Losing weight may reverse or reduce the progression of irregular heart rhythm disorder among obese people, claim researchers, including one of Indian origin. The findings showed that reducing weight by 10 per cent along with management of associated risk factors can reduce the effects of Atrial fibrillation (AF), a leading cause of stroke which can lead to heart failure among overweight people. People who lost weight experienced fewer symptoms, required less treatment and had better outcomes. (IANS)