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The perfect storm: obesity, high cholesterol, high blood pressure

Susan August 14, 2012 Heart Disease, Obesity and related diseases, Side effects of diabetes medications Comments Off on The perfect storm: obesity, high cholesterol, high blood pressure
The perfect storm: obesity, high cholesterol, high blood pressure

Did you know obesity is the number one risk factor for developing heart disease and diabetes? Find up-to-date resources here for more health insights:

We all know that high cholesterol and obesity are bad for your heart health. But combined with other health problems — such as high blood pressure — these health risks can create a perfect storm known as metabolic syndrome, which dramatically increases your chances of getting heart disease. READ MORE: http://www.everydayhealth.com/high-cholesterol/obesity-high-cholesterol-metabolic-syndrome.aspx

Safety  alerts cite cholesterol drugs’ side effects

Federal health officials added new safety alerts to the prescribing information for statins, the cholesterol-reducing medications that are among the most widely prescribed drugs in the world, citing rare risks of memory loss, diabetes and muscle pain. READ MORE: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/29/health/fda-warns-of-cholesterol-drugs-side-effects.html?_r=1

Metformin and vitamin B12 deficiency

The type 2 diabetes medication metformin may put users at risk for vitamin B12 deficiency, according to a study. READ MORE: http://forecast.diabetes.org/magazine/forecast/metformin-and-vitamin-b12-deficiency

Health effects of obesity

Obesity has a far-ranging negative effect on health. Each year obesity-related conditions cost over 150 billion dollars and cause an estimated 300,000 premature deaths in the United States. READ MORE: http://stanfordhospital.org/clinicsmedServices/COE/surgicalServices/generalSurgery/bariatricsurgery/obesity/effects.html

Health benefits of weight loss

The health benefits of staying at a healthy weight are huge and well worth the effort. READ MORE: http://www.webmd.com/diet/tc/obesity-health-benefits-of-weight-loss

Move more, eat less. Turning off the television and skipping the sugary drinks can help. Get weight loss tips including five ideas for achieving a healthy weight. READ MORE: http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/healthy-weight/

 

 

 

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