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  • Date Submitted: 11/02/2008 8:38 AM
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Heart diseases
One of the major reasons for heart a disease is high blood pressure that raises your risk of heart disease, heart attack and stroke. Although other risk factors can lead to high blood pressure, that may you have it without having other risk factors. Like If you are overweight or you smoke, or you have high blood cholesterol levels along with high blood pressure, your risk of heart disease or stroke seriously increases.

Blood pressure can be different with activity and with age, but a healthy adult who is sleeping generally has a systolic pressure reading between 120 and 130 and a diastolic pressure reading between 80 and 90 (or below).

High blood cholesterol

Cholesterol, a fat-like matter carried in your blood, is found in all of your body's cells. Your liver makes all of the cholesterol that your body wants to form cell casing and to make sure hormones. More cholesterol gets into your body when you eat foods that approach from animals e.g. (dairy products meats, and eggs).

We often blame the cholesterol found in foods that we eat for increasing blood cholesterol; the main cause is the flooded fat in food. (Make sure to read nutrition labels carefully, because even though a food does not have cholesterol it may have still big amounts of flooded fat.) Foods rich in saturated fat include butter fat in milk products, fat from red meat, and hot oils such as coconut oil.


Heart problems are the leading cause of death among people with diabetes, particularly in the case of adult-onset or Type II diabetes (also known as non-insulin-dependent diabetes). Certain ethnic groups (Asian and African Americans, Hispanics Pacific Islanders, and Native Americans) have a greater risk of developing diabetes. The American Heart organization estimates that 65% of patients with diabetes die of some form of cardiovascular disease. If you know you have diabetes, you should already be under a doctor's care, because good control of blood...