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America: Obesity, Stupidity and Consumerism (George Carlin)


What are the effects of obesity?

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If you think you are overweight, you should try hard to reduce your body weight because many overweight people have other risk factors, such as high blood pressure, abnormal blood cholesterol, diabetes, etc. But do it the right way, through controlling your diet and exercising - don’t fall for the diet pills and other “lose weight fast!” schemes you see on TV.


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How to Prevent & Reverse Heart Disease


How does exercise help in reducing CAD risk factors?

Studies have shown that coronary artery disease is nearly twice as likely to develop in physically inactive people as compared to active people. Regular moderate aerobic physical exercise (e.g., brisk walking, jogging, and swimming) for 30 minutes at least three or four times weekly will be extremely beneficial in reducing coronary risk factors.


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Hypertension Risk Factors


What are the risk (predisposing) factors of hypertension?

There are various risk factors of hypertension. They include obesity, using excessive amounts of salt, lack of physical exercise, hereditary and race, and economic factors.


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Effects of High Blood Pressure


What is hypertension, and what are its effects?

More than 50 million people in America have high BP (hypertension), but more than one-half of these people don’t even know it. When your BP is higher than normal, the heart has to work harder than normal.


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A Hypertension


How should hypertension be handled?

Patient comment:

When your blood pressure is elevated, you need to have regular medical check-ups by your physician throughout your entire life.


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