Learn Why Maintaining a Healthy Weight is Important to Your Heart

Maintaining a healthy weight is important to your heart because your body is made up of water, fat, protein, carbohydrate and various vitamins and minerals. If you have too much fat — especially around your waist — you're at higher risk for problems, such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, irregular heart rhythms, heart disease and stroke.

Watch below as Dr. Philip Romm, an interventional cardiologist at Gwinnett Medical Center explains the importance of maintaining a healthy weight in the prevention of heart disease and diabetes.

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