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Overweight or obesity is a major risk factor for heart disease.

Obesity means that you have too much body fat. The size of your waistline is one way to estimate body fat. A high-risk waistline is more than 35 inches for women and more than 40 inches for men. Click here for how to measure your waistline.

Another way to measure obesity is body mass index (BMI). Click here for a BMI calculator. Overweight is BMI of 25 - 29. Obese is BMI greater than 30.

Extra body fat increases your chances of having many other health problems, in addition to heart disease and stroke. Obesity is usually treated with lifestyle changes, including diet and exercise.

Learn about the causes, risks, effects, and treatments for obesity and overweight.

Center for Women's Heart & Vascular HealthFrom the Center for Women's Heart & Vascular Health:  
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Ask a Texas Heart Institute DoctorIs it too late to reverse the problems I'm having and be able to live a longer life? — response by Dr. Scott Sherron. 

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