Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Young People can have high cholesterol - Read Below -

Simple steps can cut deadly risk of heart disease, study finds

..."Boy, most Americans aren't very healthy," said Urman, who wasn't involved in the research. However, he added, "on a more positive note, the study confirms that individuals can take control of their health. Incremental changes can make a huge difference."

The changes, dubbed Life's Simple Seven, were laid out in January as part of an American Heart Assn. campaign to guide people toward "ideal cardiovascular health." They include:

• At least 150 minutes of moderate exercise, or 75 minutes of intense exercise, a week.

• Having a body mass index of less than 25.

• Being a nonsmoker for at least one year.

• Meeting four out of five of the association's key components for a healthy diet.

• Keeping total cholesterol below 200 milligrams per deciliter of blood.

• Maintaining
blood pressure below 120/80 millimeters of mercury.

• Having a fasting blood sugar level below 100 mg/dL of blood."

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