RED LIGHT ON RED MEAT

From: Archives of Internal Medicine, published online March 12, 2012

Eating red meat is associated with a higher risk of early death, a study found, particularly from cancer and heart disease. Researchers tracked the health and diet of more than 121,000 people from 1980 through 2006. For each extra 3-ounce serving of red meat per day, the participant’s risk of premature death increased 12 percent compared with those whose diets contained less than half a serving of red meat per day. ...

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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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Understanding your blood pressure

Our blood pressure is simply the force of blood against the walls of the arteries in our bodies. Our blood pressure can rise and fall throughout the day based on the activity level. This is normal. However, when blood pressure stays elevated over time, this defines high blood pressure or “hypertension” which becomes a health concern. The reason why it is dangerous to our health is that it makes the heart work consistently harder contributing to atherosclerosis, or hardening of ...

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DANGERS OF TEEN OBESITY

DANGERS OF TEEN OBESITY
Every day we read new statistics about childhood obesity and how it will cripple America in decades to come. Weight Loss is a significant challenge for this population because of the environment they are raised in. According to the American Obesity Association, about 30.4 percent of teenagers are overweight, and 15.5 percent of teens are obese. This means that 45.9 percent of teens are at risk for developing health problems due to weight. ...

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