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Risk Factors for Heart Attacks

If you want to avoid a heart attack, understanding your risk factors can go far. From your lifestyle habits to your blood pressure levels, there are many aspects of your life that can determine the likelihood of this life-threatening event. Let’s find out.

Heart disease is a leading cause of death in the US, and heart attacks commonly trigger those fatalities. They happen when blood flow to your heart is interrupted, often by a blood clot, causing the tissue to die. And while getting needed care as soon as one happens can increase your odds of survival, it’s even better

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Sugar and Fat Rich Diets Increase Risk of Gut Inflammation


New research from the Washington University School of Medicine found that a western diet, one rich in sugars and fats, impairs the immune system in the gut. Scientists found that the diet could increase the risk of infection and inflammatory bowel disease.

Scientists found that diets high in sugar and fat damaged the Paneth cells, the immune cells in the gut that help keep inflammation low. Without Paneth cells functioning property, the gut can be prone to increased inflammation, which puts people at risk of inflammatory bowel disorder.

“Inflammatory bowel disease has historically been a problem primarily in Western countries

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Fatty meats, processed foods of ‘western lunch’ raise heart disease risk

A steady lunch routine of cheeseburgers and fries may shorten your life, but loading your dinner plate with vegetables could do the opposite.

Those are among the findings of a new study looking at the potential health effects of not only what people eat, but when.

Researchers found that U.S. adults who favored a “Western” lunch — heavy in cheese, processed meat, refined grains, fat and sugar — were at heightened risk of premature death from heart disease.

The same was true of people who had a penchant for potato chips and other “starchy” snacks between meals.

On the opposite

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