Diet and coronary heart disease

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Effects of obesity

  • High blood pressure due to over-consumptio of salt
  • Type 2 diabetes where glucose is insulin resistant
  • Gout- type of arthiritis' sodium urate crystals form inside joints
  • strokes- not enought O2 to parts of brain
  • cancer- higher risk in women
  • Gallstones- excess cholestrol in liver

Coronary heart disease- Coronary vessel blocked, cannot supply glucose and 02 to heart muscle for respiration therefore dies= heart attack. Severity depends on where is it blocked. For treatment, heart bypass allows blood to flow past blockage. 


Plaque build ups due to excess cholestrol in…


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