Pericardial Fat Concerns

Hidden fat surrounding the heart can be as responsible for cardiac disease as visible fat found at the waistline, thighs and butt. Hidden behind the rib cage is a fat known as pericardial fat which new studies are finding can be responsible for the build-up of plaque along coronary artery walls. Pericardial fat can lead to heart attacks and it is linked to obesity and overweight conditions.

Two-thirds of our population is overweight or obese which constitutes a national epidemic in ...

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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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