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Health risks of being overweight include an increased risk of conditions such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, Type 2 diabetes, coronary heart disease and stroke. Gallbladder disease, osteoarthritis, sleep apnea... More »

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On Fat Tuesday, or Mardi Gras, people tend to indulge in sweet, rich and fatty foods as a last hurrah before the Lenten period of fasting that begins the next day on Ash Wednesday. Traditional pre-Lenten foods consumed o... More »

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Monounsaturated fat is a type of fat with the potential to lower the risk of heart disease and improve cholesterol levels. It differs from saturated fat on a chemical level, with one carbon molecule remaining unbonded. M... More »

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Common health risks for obese women include heart disease, stroke, Type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure, according to WomensHealth.gov. Additional health risks are breathing issues, arthritis, gall bladder disease and... More »

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An unbalanced diet can lead to health problems like high blood pressure, obesity, diabetes, tooth decay, coronary heart disease, hypertension, osteoporosis, malnutrition and osteoarthritis. An unbalanced diet also has sh... More »

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Some of the most common causes of vascular problems include diabetes, abnormal cholesterol, high blood pressure, kidney disease, smoking and stroke. In most cases vascular problems of the legs are related to peripheral a... More »

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