Myocardial Infarction The leading cause of death in males and females alike in America is coronary heart disease. Myocardial infarction, more commonly known as a heart attack, specifically effects a significant number of individuals. It claims a massive number of lives every day and year. “About 790,000 people in the US have heart attacks each year. Of those, about 114,000 will die” (American Heart Association, 2017).
Claims of the Companies What do the companies selling the Chitosan claim about their product? The companies claim that the purpose of Chitosan is to help a person lose weight. Along with aiding a person in losing weight, they claim that Chitosan reduces high cholesterol, reduces high blood pressure, increases the absorption of calcium, eliminates heartburn, alleviates the symptoms of IBS, and kills Candida, yeast in the colon that causes cancer. Companies selling Chitosan claim that some patients have lost 8% of their body fat in 4 weeks, that it reduces blood cholesterol by 66%, that it has 55% greater fat absorption than other fibers, that it lowers the LDL (bad) cholesterol while increasing the HDL cholesterol, and it decreases the risk of colon cancer. It has also been related to slowing down the increase in blood glucose, which in turn controls hunger.
What is the purpose of olestra? The purpose of olestra is two-fold. Consumers believe they can cut calories eating products containing olestra. Since this fat substitute decreases fat intake, the result is weight loss. More importantly, less fat in a person’s daily diet cuts down the risk of heart disease, cancer, and other illnesses.
Another method of prevention is by taking medication. Medication can reduce the risk of a heart attack. A common way to prevent almost any disease is by avoiding smoking and managing stress. Restoring blood flow to the heart can treat heart attacks, and taking medication can do this. For instance, aspirin can reduce blood clotting so that the blood can easily be transported to the heart.
(2013) Centers of Disease Control and Prevention” Heart disease is caused by plaque buildup in arteries also called atherosclerosis which leads to blockages. The arteries change from smooth and elastic to... ... middle of paper ... ...r–that’s 1 in every 4 deaths. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. More than half of the deaths due to heart disease in 2009 were in men. Coronary heart disease is the most common type of heart disease, killing more than 385,000 people annually.
Heart disease is the number one killer of people in the United States. Each year, more than a million Americans have heart attacks, and about half of that number die from heart disease. In order to put our cholesterol level in the safe zone we first must understand what cholesterol is and how significant it is. Cholesterol is waxy, fat-like substance that is found in the bloodstream and in all cells of the body. It is an important part of the body because our bodies need some cholesterol to build new cells and repair old cell membranes.
The Link Between Diet and Cancer Every year, 1.2 million people are diagnosed with cancer and more than 500,000 people die from the disease. According to the National Cancer Institute, over 30% of these deaths can be attributed to diet. This means that the average person can greatly lower his risk of getting cancer simply by changing his diet. There is, of course, no guarantee against cancer, but the lifestyle choices that we make now can have a huge impact on our lives in the future. (http://www.aicr.org/expert1.htm) What diet factors increase my risk of cancer?
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Just as breast cancer is killing our African American women, heart disease is also one of the major diseases killing our women. Heart disease is one of the nation’s leading causes of death in both woman and men. About 600,000 people die of heart disease in the United States (Americas heart disease burden, 2013). Some facts about heart disease are every year about 935,000 Americans have a heart attack. Of these, 610,000 are a first heart attack victim.