Tag: Risk factors of heart disease

Lipids – What Are They?

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Have you ever heard the term “lipids” thrown about when you’ve gone to the doctor, but not known exactly what they are? Well, lipids are much more than medical jargon, and play a very important role in the functioning of the human body. Understanding what they are, how they work, and how they are measured […]

Heart Disease: Risk Factors and Management

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Did you know that cardiovascular disease, or heart disease, is the leading cause of death in the United States, accounting for nearly 1 in every 3 deaths? In fact, every day, about 2,300 Americans die of Heart Disease, with 720,000 individuals having their first heart attack every year.    While these numbers are astounding, we […]