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Doctor insights on: Effect Of Saturated Fat On The Cardiovascular System

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Dr. Mark Pack
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Vascular System (Definition)

The vascular system performs circulation of blood throughout the body. It consists of the arteries and veins that run everywhere including the head, neck, chest, abdomen and all 4 extremities. The heart might also be included as it is the pump that circulates the blood thru the vascular system. The lymphatics of the body are also considered a third part ...Read more


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How does a saturated fat-rich diet help the development of cardiovascular disease?

How does a saturated fat-rich diet help the development of cardiovascular disease?

Fats clog arteries: Fatty meals contain cholesterol and lipids that are able to penetrate the lining of your arteries including the coronary arteries and the arteries that feed the brain. The penetration of the smooth arterial wall allows an inflammatory reaction resulting in a fatty plaque. Plaque rupture causes a clot to form in the arterry blocking the flow of blood/oxygen resulting in a heart attack or stroke. ...Read more

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How does a diet rich in saturated fat contribute to the development of cardiovascular disease? What does the fat do?

How does a diet rich in saturated fat contribute to the development of cardiovascular disease? What does the fat do?

This is not true: Dietary saturated fats & dietary choleseterol do not cause heart disease. Studies consistently show that saturated fats raise HDL (the good cholesterol). Sugars & excess carbs on the other hand, particularly high frutose corn syrup raise triglycerides, contribute to Insulin resistance & eventually cause full blown diabetes, high blood pressure & heart disease. ...Read more

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How does the nervous system connect to the cardiovascular system?

How does the nervous system connect to the cardiovascular system?

NS to CS: The heart and cardiovascular system receive parasympathetic and sympathetic innervation. The parasympathetics are craniosacral and the sympathetic nerves are in the thoracic area of the spinal column. ...Read more

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How does flossing affect the health of your cardiovascular system?

It Seems To Help: The exact cause-and-effect mechanism between excellent oral health & improved cardiovascular health is not yet know, but there is definitely a strong correlation. It's probably related to lower overall inflammation within the body in people with good gum health. Some studies suggest more than double the risk of fatal heart attack and stroke in people with unhealthy gums. So, don't risk it. Floss! ...Read more

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How can flossing improve the health of your cardiovascular system?

How can  flossing improve the health of your cardiovascular system?

It does: There is now conclusive evidence that links oral health to cardiovascular health. In short, flossing tends to lead to healthier oral health thus healthier cardiovascular health. Poor oral health leads to poor cardiovascular health. Keep flossing! ...Read more

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How to tell if tobacco smoke is affecting your cardiovascular system?

How to tell if tobacco smoke is affecting your cardiovascular system?

You can't: You can assume that any tobacco smoke to which you are exposed is harmful. If you want to be more precise, an arterial blood gas test could measure your carboxyhemoglobin level which is a measure of the amount of carbon monoxide (ie smoke) to which you' ve been exposed. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how can tobacco smoke afffect your cardiovascular system?

Smoking: In absolutely no positive way. The technicalities are too great to give here. See. :http://m.Hopkinsmedicine.Org/healthlibrary/conditions/adult/cardiovascular_diseases/smoking_and_cardiovascular_disease_85, p00242/. ...Read more

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How does the cardiovascular system regulate homeostasis?

That's complicated: The cardiovascular system regulates flow of blood to various organs of the body by changing cardiac output and controlling the tone of the blood vessels ( arteries, arterioles and capillaries) that provide blood to these various organs. This is done by various hormones. There are several areas in the body that sense blood flow, oxygen concentration and blood pressure to change blood flow ...Read more

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How does hematology relate to the cardiovascular system?

How does hematology relate to the cardiovascular system?

Blood: Hematology is the study of the blood and its components, as well as the lymph system. Blood is the contents of the cardiovascular system. ...Read more

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How does the cardiovascular system connect with the lungs?

How does the cardiovascular system connect with the lungs?

Integral: If you unravel the circulatory system, the "right side" of the heart pumps oxygen depleted blood into the lungs for oxygenation, then that blood goes through the "left side" from which it's pumped to the rest of the body. ...Read more

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How are the respiratory and the cardiovascular system related?

How are the respiratory and the cardiovascular system related?

System: The two systems work together and require each other to function. If they weren't connected, symmetry and coordination wouldn't be effective. ...Read more

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What is the importance of the cardiovascular system and fitness?

What is the importance of the cardiovascular system and fitness?

Very important: Cardiovascular system comprises of heart and blood vessels and is vital to survival of all other organs it supplies oxygen and nourishment to the whole body. ...Read more

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How does the respiratory system affect the cardiovascular system?

How does the respiratory system affect the cardiovascular system?

Directly: If you don't cary out gas exchange (o2--co2)in the lungs, then your blood ph will fall (acidosis), and the heart will experience arrhythmias, ultimately asystole and death. ...Read more

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How does the respiratory and cardiovascular system work together?

How does the respiratory and cardiovascular system work together?

System: The two systems work together and require each other to function. If they weren't connected, symmetry and coordination wouldn't be effective. ...Read more

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How does the digestive system work with the cardiovascular system?

It is perfused: By arteries with blood pumped by the heart. It also helps clear the toxins from the blood via the liver. The interactions are multiple. ...Read more

Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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Saturated Fat (Definition)

Saturated fat is a kind of fat found in certain foods. Eating high amounts of saturated fats over time may make a person more prone to developing heart disease and plaques ...Read more


Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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Cardiovascular (Definition)

Cardiovascular is a general term that refers to all the components of the blood delivery system in the body such as the ...Read more