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12 Major Risk Factors • Hypertension (defined earlier) – exacerbates scaring, hardening of arteries, and increase demand on heart (workload) • Cholesterol levels – cholesterol - fatty wax like substance – adequate cholesterol is essential fore proper functioning of body • cell membranes, sex hormones, vitamin D
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Unformatted text preview: excess cholesterol can clog arteries, increase risk of CVD Fig 11-1 blood levels vary - diet, age, sex, heredity intake in food, manufactured in liver cholesterol is fat soluble - carriers required in circulation Lipoproteins are carries...
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