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Obesity trends 2010 this is because these regions

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Obesity Trends, 2010). This is because these regions have less physical activity rates than do northern states as a whole (U.S. obesity Trends, 2010). The studies on why males have greater rate of coronary heart disease than females are inconclusive. Preliminary studies have been done to try to suggest the reasoning behind this but the results aren’t significant. Some of the results have said men live a more strenuous life and thus get hypertension which can lead to coronary heart disease but that isn’t a clear cut fact (Cardiovascular Disease, 2011). When it comes to age there are a few explanations that have been cited on why your chance of coronary heart disease increases. The first thing is because as you age your arterial walls become more elastic and the reduced arterial compliance can lead to coronary disease (Cardiovascular Disease, 2011). Another reason is because your serum cholesterol levels increase as you age (Cardiovascular Disease, 2011). As stated before that cholesterol builds up on your arterial walls impeding the free-flow of oxygen rich blood from traveling to your heart. On a socioeconomic level poorer people have less access to healthy foods. In return they are forced to eat unhealthy foods which are traditionally high in fats and salts. If people continually eat these types of food it can lead to hypertension, poor nutrition, and ultimately coronary heart disease (Coronary Heart Disease, 2011). Finally, on an ethnic level Whites suffer from the highest rates of coronary heart disease while their Asian-American counterparts have very low levels. This is because the white population has the largest obesity population with respect to their total population in the United States (Ethnic Disparities, 2010). As stated before obesity is among the most significant factors that contribute to getting coronary heart disease. Strategies to Reduce Disparities So how can we reduce the incidence of falling victim to coronary heart disease? One thing that can be done to reduce your risk is to become active. Get up from your sedentary life and take part in some physical activity. It can be anything small from taking a walk to participating is an organized sport. This will help you strengthen your heart muscles and also lose weight. Some exercise is proven to be beneficial as opposed to no exercise (Cooper, 2000).
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