Category Archives: cardiovascular

Dangers of low fat diets

For years, we have been told that to lower one’s risk of heart disease, we need to: a. lower our LDL ( the so called “bad cholesterol”) by decreasing the consumption of cholesterol rich foods (i.e. meats) b. lower our … Continue reading

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Depression linked to heart disease through the accumulation of belly fat

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Waist to Height ratio: A better predictor of obesity and cardiovascular related health conditions

For a long time, BMI or Body Mass Index, which is the ratio of one’s mass to one’s height, has been considered a screening indicator for obesity. ¬†Generally a BMI of 25 or higher is considered overweight. ¬†However BMI can … Continue reading

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