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Cardiovascular Disease and Nutrition: An Overview

Monday, June 28th, 2010

Cardiovascular disease, you have heard the term before. It is one of the most well-known and well-publicized conditions today, and with good reason. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) remains the No. 1 killer in the U.S. Deaths from this disease in 2007 were more than 720,000, and according to the Center For Disease Control 21 million cases are reported annually.

However, did you know that CVD is actually a term used to indicate a collection of conditions or risk factors that have a detrimental effect on the heart and vascular system? These risk factors or conditions associated with CVD include; elevated blood pressure, cholesterol, blood homocysteine levels, blood lipoproteins levels, diabetes and free radical damage. Sounds a little more complicated now than just cholesterol levels, doesn’t it?

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