NFS301 addtl nutrition-fact sheet

NFS301 addtl nutrition-fact sheet - Coronary Heart Disease...

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Coronary Heart Disease Facts  Some 7 million Americans suffer from coronary heart disease (CHD), the most common form of  heart disease. This type of heart disease is caused by a narrowing of the coronary arteries that  feed the heart.  CHD is the number one killer of both men and women in the U.S. Each year, more than 500,000  Americans die of heart attacks caused by CHD.  Many of these deaths could be prevented because CHD is related to certain aspects of lifestyle.  Risk factors for CHD include:  high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, smoking, obesity, and  physical inactivity -- all of which can be controlled. Although medical treatments for heart disease  have come a long way, controlling risk factors remains the key to preventing illness and death  from CHD.  Who is at risk for CHD?  Risk factors are conditions that increase your risk of developing heart disease. Some can be changed 
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course NFS NFS301 taught by Professor Gaetke during the Spring '07 term at Kentucky.

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