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Dernière mise à jour : 3 févr. 2018

One older sister and one brother of mine are treated  for Atrial Fibrillation (AF) and beeing 60 I wouldn't like to cathch this disease.

I have no Hypertension, no Diabetes mellitus , and no obstructive sleep apnea which are usually considered to be the classical risck factors for AF(Atrial Fibrillation) with obesity, which is my case , because my BMI is 32kg/m2

Is there an association between weight loss and risk of developping AF(?) and can loss of weight improve AF symptoms?

Answer: Yes :there is 4-5% increased risk of developing AF with each 1 unit of increase of BMI and there is also an improvment of AF symptoms with weight reduction.

R. Ziegelstein.59th Annual Philip A Tumulty Topics in Clinical Medicine .5-9.May 2014.Johns Hopkins Hospital.Baltimore USA.

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