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  • Essay On Heart Disease

    has been linked to dietary patterns. Diets high in cholesterol and saturated fats promote atherosclerosis and increase levels of blood cholesterol. Increases in blood pressure levels are also related to diets high in salt or sodium. Consumption of an excess amount of animal products – such as meat and dairy products – that contain saturated fats can increase low-density lipoprotein cholesterol in the body. When the body has too much low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, this cholesterol begins to clump together and forms a clot in the blood stream, putting one at risk for plaque build-up in the heart. Also, fast foods and baked goods are packed with trans fats, so a diet that consists mainly of these types of foods can increase chances of getting heart disease. With the convenience and easy accessibility of fast food, it becomes easy to ignore and forget about the nutritious foods that the body needs to stay healthy. Furthermore, poor diet habits may lead to obesity, which is excess fat in the body. Obesity is linked to greater levels of low-density lipoprotein (bad) cholesterol and to lower levels of high-density lipoprotein (good) cholesterol, diabetes, and high blood pressure. Long-term longitudinal studies reveal that obesity relates to and independently predicts coronary atherosclerosis. This relation seems to be true for men and women with nominal increases in body mass index. As seen in the results of a fourteen-year prospective study, middle-aged women who had a body…

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  • Coronary Heart Disease Research Paper

    just like general body health, depends on the types of foods you eat. There are a number of diet-related risks, including high cholesterol levels, diabetes and obesity. An individual’s choice of foods can either increase his risks of coronary heart disease, or protect him from it. For example, certain types of fat consumed, like saturated fats or trans fats, can increase blood cholesterol and heart attacks, whereas polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats lower the risk of heart attacks…

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  • Saturated Fats: A Case Study

    Saturated fats (SFA), commonly found in animal fats that we consume, has been shown to increase one’s low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol by inhibiting LDL receptor activity need for LDL uptake by cell (increasing in blood LDL) and increasing LDL production. This increase in LDL causes it to deposit in the walls of arteries forming plaques; therefore, increasing risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD). By lowering the consumption of SFA, it decreases one’s risk of a cardiac event by…

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  • The Importance Of A Heart-Healthy Diet

    narrowing and hardening of arteries), a very common reason for heart attack and stroke by consuming the right type of foods. You should incorporate many healthy food items into your breakfast, lunch, as well as dinner on a regular basis to keep the heart functioning perfectly. A heart-healthy diet plan never includes harmful fats, sodium, and bad cholesterol and is full of whole grains, lean proteins, fruits, and vegetables. In the subsequent paragraphs, we will mention the top 10 super foods…

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  • Constructive Criticism

    Accepting criticism is not easy to do for anyone. We are taught at an early age that if you don’t have anything nice to say then don’t say anything at all. So when someone is criticizing you it is hard to consider it thoughtfully because it is usually considered something bad. This is not always the case, it is healthy to receive constructive criticism about ourselves and it is how we grow as individuals. Everyone is not perfect and it is okay to realize that we all have faults and I have…

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  • Causes And Effects Of Heart Disease

    smoke, the more prominent your hazard for a heart assault. Even if you 're smoking just a minimum amount a day smoking still effects your own health and others that are around you like kids and elderly people that are all ready very ill. Our world these days is based off of fast food. What 's in that fast food you ask? A lot of saturated fats, and these fats are the leading cause of high blood cholesterol. We think it 's ok to go to these fast food restaurants because we 're in a hurry or we are…

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  • High Cholesterol Research Paper

    and tasty foods; but, when the consumption of food (high in cholesterol) becomes excessive and more than the body can handle a problem begins: high cholesterol. Pathology So what is cholesterol and why do humans need it to function? Cholesterol is a fat found in the body. It is used in the body to help digest food, regulate hormones, promote growth, and produce vitamin D. There are two main types of cholesterol carried by lipoproteins: low-density lipoproteins, and high-density lipoproteins.…

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  • Diabetes Self-Management Education: A Literature Review

    decrease in effect size of 0.25, which indicated a drop in A1C of one quarter of one percent. Small decreases have been shown to have substantial clinical impact. In fact, a one percent decrease in A1C may be associated with a 37-40% decrease in microvascular complications (Housden, 2013). Housden (2013) also determined the duration of treatment had a greater effect on A1C outcomes than the total number of appointments attended. This is crucial to consider for chronic disease management because…

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  • Factors Affecting Coronary Heart Disease

    Stewart, Davis, Harvey, Leistikow, 2015). Heart disease is a problem that must be addressed and future studies must be done to better understand the disease. Coronary heart disease is the focus of this study as it directly effects the heart. Coronary heart disease occurs when cholesterol and other debris begin occluding the coronary artery; This results in chest pain and if no preventative action is taken, ultimately a heart attack (Alba et al, 2013). Cardiovascular disease not only result is…

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  • Cholesterol Persuasive Speech

    MedlinePlus, from the U.S. National Library of Medicine (2015), “A total cholesterol of 180 to 200 mg/dL or less is considered best.” Patient: What is cholesterol? Doctor: Like triglycerides, cholesterol is a type of fat found in your blood. Your liver produces enough cholesterol for the body to function properly, but it can also be consumed through the food you eat. Meat, eggs and dairy have a lot of cholesterol. There are two different kinds of cholesterol. Low density lipoprotein is also…

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