Essay on Obesity : An Essential Component Of The Metabolic Syndrome
Being obese, inactive or both, play a significant role to increase risk of cardiovascular disease regardless ethnicity, consequently for CVS development and is associated with increased risk of hypertension, dyslipidemia, hyperinsulinemia, and glucose intolerance. Obesity is an important component of the metabolic syndrome, which is a potentially modifiable risk factor for stroke (American Heart Association and American stroke Association 2015).
7) High cholesterol level:
Multiple risk factor studies provided evidence for a direct relationship between high levels of serum cholesterol and ischemic stroke, particularly in hypertensive men (Yeh et al. 2010). Cholesterol causes the fatty substance to build up on the artery walls, consequently increase pressure inside the wall (American Heart Association 2014).
8) Diet and nutrition:
Diet is have been shown as one of the most controllable risk of CVA development such as a higher level of sodium intake or fats and lower level of potassium intake result with an increased risk of stroke, possibly mediated through mechanisms through elevation of blood pressure and narrowing of blood vessels diameter (Hinkle & Cheever, 2014).
9) Physical inactivity:
Physical inactivity is a well-established and modifiable controllable risk factor for CVA development. The protective effects of physical activity have been reflected for various ages, sexes, and race/ ethnicities. Physical activity may be mediated through reduced blood…