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A new British study of nearly 300,000 people dismantles the “obesity paradox,” a theory that claims to be obese does not necessarily raise heart risks. Instead, the researchers found, obesity increases the risk of heart attacks, strokes, and high blood pressure, and the risk increases the more fat one carries around the waist. “The higher…

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It’s normal to wonder if your heart is ticking just right. Sometimes you may think it beats too slowly. Or you might worry it’s racing too fast. The truth is, there’s a lot you’ve heard about your pulse that’s flat out wrong. It’s time to set the record straight. 1. Myth: A normal heart rate…

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