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Health Effects of Obesity
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Health Effects of Obesity

Obesity has a far-ranging negative effect on health. Each year obesity-related conditions cost over 150 billion dollars and cause an estimated 300,000 premature deaths in the US. The health effects associated with obesity include, but are not limited to, the following: High blood pressure – Additional fat tissue in the body needs oxygen and nutrients...

Causes and Risk Factors of Metabolic Syndrome
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Causes and Risk Factors of Metabolic Syndrome

1. Causes of Metabolic Syndrome Being diagnosed with metabolic syndrome is a wake-up call. Find out what causes this condition and try to improve on your health. Insulin resistance. The body normally uses sugar (glucose) from food with the help of a hormone called insulin to produce energy. People who develop insulin resistance are not...

5 Ways To Prevent Metabolic Syndrome
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5 Ways To Prevent Metabolic Syndrome

Metabolic syndrome is a group of risk factors: high blood pressure, high blood sugar, unhealthy cholesterol levels, and excess fat in the abdomen. Having these risk factors drastically raises your risk of diabetes, and blood vessel and heart disease. Experts say you can prevent metabolic syndrome in the same way you would treat it. You...

The Best (and Worst) Foods to Prevent Stroke
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The Best (and Worst) Foods to Prevent Stroke

Stroke kills about 5 million people worldwide per year. It’s the leading cause of permanent disability in the U.S., and it’s a rapidly growing threat for middle-aged women in particular. But if you want to prevent yourself and those you love from getting a stroke, there’s good news… Basic lifestyle changes can have a big...

How can you prevent a stroke?
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How can you prevent a stroke?

Prevention The best way to help prevent a stroke is to eat a healthy diet, exercise regularly, and avoid smoking and drinking too much alcohol. These lifestyle changes can reduce your risk of problems like: arteries becoming clogged with fatty substances (atherosclerosis) high blood pressure high cholesterol levels If you’ve already had a stroke, making...

What You Can Do To Reduce Your Stroke Risk
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What You Can Do To Reduce Your Stroke Risk

Although heart disease and stroke account for the vast majority of deaths each year in America, you can do things to lessen your risk: Eat a healthy diet. Healthy food habits can help you reduce three risk factors for heart disease and stroke – high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure and excess body weight. The...

Female Obesity And Stroke Risk
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Female Obesity And Stroke Risk

Women who are obese or overweight are at an increased risk of having ischemic stroke in which blood flow to the brain is blocked, according to a new research released Wednesday. However, the study also found that these women have reduced chances of getting hemorrhagic stroke wherein a weakened blood vessel in the brain bursts...

obesity & heart disease
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obesity & heart disease

Obesity causes the blood vessels damage, as it is a condition in which human body may be unable to produce insulin over a long period of time, ending to damage blood vessels. When heart vessels become narrow or blocked (damaged), it consequently causes a heart attack or strok

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