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Leading causes of death in America are lifestyle related 57 % of deaths in America are cardiovascular or cancer related 80% could have been prevented Cardiovascular --- heart blood vessels 35 % deaths are attributed to cardio Coronary heart disease- arteries of the heart are narrowed by fatty deposits such as cholesterol and triglycerides preventing the heart from receiving oxygen and nutrients According to the AHA the costs associated with cardio disease in the US was estimated to be $393 billion in 2005 Cancer is the second leading cause of death in the US, behind cardio Men have a 44 percent probability and women have a 38 percent probability of developing cancer during their lifetime Tobacco use alone accounts for 87 percent of lung cancer cases and is responsible for 30 percent of all cancer related deaths. Another third of all cancer deaths are related to unhealthy nutrition, sedentary lifestyle, and excessive body fate. Regular exercise can reduce the risk of breast cancer by 20 to 30 percent as well as reducing the risk of colon and uterine cancer. Obesity – factor to cardio disease and cancer BMI of 30 or greater; 30 lbs overweight; 21% men; 27% women Overweight – BMI of 25 to 29.9; 25 to 30 lbs overweight
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63% of men, 55% of women are estimated to be overweight Being overweight causes: cardio disease, type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol, osteoarthritis, cancer, pregnancy complications, shortened life expectancy, and decreased quality of life 1/3 of youths are overweight or obese, nearly tripling since 1960s and 1970s Among youth, the average BMI has increased from 21.3 to 24.1 since 1963. Cardiovascular risk factors are worsened in overweight/obese children, and early evidence of atherosclerosis is present in a high percentage Studies show that people who maintain weight loss accumulate 60 to 90 minutes of physical activity most days of the week. Studies show that people who stop engaging in physical activity gain 100% of the weight back in 18 months. Cholesterol – direct relationship with cardio disease and obesity.
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This note was uploaded on 09/09/2008 for the course LFIT 105 taught by Professor Humphries during the Spring '08 term at UNC.

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