Study suggests people who have had heart attacks and are overweight could live longer than healthy people

Source: The Independent

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Date of publication: June 2015

Publication type: News item

In a nutshell: The findings from a study carried out by University of Oxford, indicate that the body fat of a person can be beneficial when having a heart attack or stroke. This due to the series of chemicals released from certain body fats in the event of a heart attack or stroke. The release of these chemicals is in response to warnings which are sent out by the heart and surrounding arteries.

Length of publication: 1 webpage

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Acknowledgement: Health Forum UK

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