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Obesity and Heart Disease – A Heavy Burden

Thursday, December 11th, 2014

Obesity and Heart Disease – A Heavy Burden The American Heart Association has identified obesity as an independent risk factor for coronary heart disease. Coronary heart disease is defined as a buildup of plaque in the heart’s arteries that can…

Obesity and High Cholesterol – Don’t Take It Lightly

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014

There are different types of cholesterol in the blood. In discussing obesity the concern is that you have higher levels of “bad” cholesterol (LDL) and lower levels of “good” cholesterol (HDL). Although having high cholesterol does not cause symptoms it…

Obesity and Hypertension

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

To understand the importance of weight loss relative to hypertension (high blood pressure) you must first understand what having hypertension can do to your body. Hypertension can affect many systems in the body – Cardiovascular: artery damage and narrowing, enlarged…