Fats leading to weight gain and disease

People in the US get many more of their calories from fat than people from other nations. As a result, we find a growing number of obesity cases in the US. A gram of fat contains 9 calories, more than double the calories in a gram of protein or carbohydrate. When you combine this with processed carbohydrates, our bodies store fat calories at an accelerated rate. Fat is less effective than proteins and carbohydrates in satisfying ...

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Diabetes Awareness

Diabetes is a disease that affects over 25M Americans and almost 25% of them are not aware that they have it. The reason for this is that many of them do not understand the disease itself and are not aware of the symptoms related to the early onset of diabetes. Type II diabetes which is the most common form will usually show up in adults. However, in America we are seeing an alarming increase of Type II ...

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Risk Factors for Heart Disease that YOU can control

Following are risk factors for heart disease that we all have the ability to control through choices we make every day. Our choices may be about behavior, lifestyle, exercise and nutrition, but they will influence our health over the long run.

Elevated Cholesterol
High Blood Pressure
Overweight or Obesity
Lack of Exercise
Use of Drugs, Alcohol or Tobacco
Diabetes

If you have more than one of these risk factors for heart disease, your risk for developing heart disease increases ...

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Cholesterol Awareness

Cholesterol is a type of fat that is found in your blood. It is required for normal functioning but high levels can also be dangerous leading to heart attack or stroke.

High-Density Lipoprotein (HDL) or “good cholesterol” helps clear bad cholesterol from your blood so it does not clog your blood vessels leading to complications.

Low-Density Lipoprotein (LDL) or “bad cholesterol” can build up in your blood vessels causing restriction of blood flow and increasing the chance of a heart attack.

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