Risks of cardiovascular disease

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  • How to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease
    • reducing salt
      • salt causes the kidneys to retain water.
        • higher fluid levels in the blood results in elevated blood pressure which increases the risk of  of CVD
    • reduce blood pressure through medication
    • Healthy diet
      • reducing salt
        • salt causes the kidneys to retain water.
          • higher fluid levels in the blood results in elevated blood pressure which increases the risk of  of CVD
      • what constitutes as a healthy diet
        • Reduced saturated fat
        • more polyunsaturated fat
        • Reduced Cholesterol
        • balanced energy budget
          • lower BMI or waist to hip ratio
        • more non-starch polysaccharides
          • found to lower blood cholesterol
        • more omega-3
          • reduces heart disease and joint inflamation
          • type of fatty acids
            • found in the brain
        • more fruit and veg
          • contain antioxidents
            • and non-starch polysaccharides
      • balanced energy budget
        • lower BMI or waist to hip ratio
    • reduce blood cholesterol through medication
    • exersice
      • reducing risk after a heart attack
      • stop smoking

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