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What Happens to Your Body After Losing 10 Pounds

Eat This, Not That! Logo By Amy Sowder of Eat This, Not That! | Slide 4 of 14: Weight loss reduces the strain on your heart. “Losing as few as 10 pounds…can help manage or prevent high blood pressure in many overweight people (those with a body mass index (BMI) of 25 or greater),” according to the American Heart Association. Heart health is also especially critical as women age. “After menopause, preventing heart disease is one of the most important things you want to do. Beforehand, it’s breast cancer,” says integrative medicine physician Dr. Susan Blum, M.D., M.P.H., founder and director of Blum Center for Health in Rye Brook, New York.

3. Make Your Heart Happy

Weight loss reduces the strain on your heart. “Losing as few as 10 pounds…can help manage or prevent high blood pressure in many overweight people (those with a body mass index (BMI) of 25 or greater),” according to the American Heart Association. Heart health is also especially critical as women age. “After menopause, preventing heart disease is one of the most important things you want to do. Beforehand, it’s breast cancer,” says integrative medicine physician Dr. Susan Blum, M.D., M.P.H., founder and director of Blum Center for Health in Rye Brook, New York.

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