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What is the relationship between fast food and heart disease?

What is the relationship between fast food and heart disease?

Salt and fat: Fast food is often high in salt and fat, which can cause high blood pressure and atherosclerosis, respectively, as well as obesity, all of which can cause heart disease. Foods high in sugar can cause obesity and diabetes, which can cause heart disease. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Werner
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Heart Diseases (Definition)

Heart disease is a condition in which a person has problems within his or her vascular system and heart, which includes both congenital birth defects and problems acquired later. Examples of heart disease include clogging (atherosclerosis) of the coronary (heart) arteries, heart attacks (obstructions of the arteries), damaged heart valves, heart muscle failure, and viral infections of the heart. Some major causes of heart disease include genetics, smoking, hypertension, high ...Read more


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Is it o.K to just once in while to have chinnese fast food with coronory heart disease as now paranoid.

Is it o.K to just once in while to have chinnese fast food with coronory heart disease as now paranoid.

Moderation?: Well they moderation in all things, but there is a limit to that. They also say, know thyself. So i recommend you get a baseline of your risk for heart disease by getting a physical and fasting labs including your cholesterol and blood sugar levels. You can then decide how much you need to stay healthy. You can also ask for less oil next time you get it as this would also help. ...Read more

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What is the relationship between use of amphetamines and heart disease?

What is the relationship between use of amphetamines and heart disease?

Little to none: This has been a recent source of considerable concern and research. There is no question that abuse of stimulants at quite high doses can cause heart problems, but doses used to treat adhd, typically about 100x lower than abused doses, have been shown not to increase the risk of heart disease except possibly in individuals who already have heart problems--and possibly not even then. ...Read more

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What is the relationship between CAD and other heart disease?

What is the relationship between CAD and other heart disease?

Same disease process: Same disease process different locations in the arterial system. ...Read more

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What is the relationship between lipoprotein in the blood stream and heart disease?

What is the relationship between lipoprotein in the blood stream and heart disease?

Lipoproteins and CAD: Some types of lipoproteins which are carried in the blood can lead to fatty deposits in the arteries and these fat deposits or fatty streaks can lead to narrowing in the arteries. This narrowing causes decreased blood flow and can occur in the heart, brain, intestines or anywhere. These narrowings in the heart can cause angina, or chest pain, or a heart attack due to complete blockage. ...Read more

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What is the relationship between coronary artery disease, coronary heart disease and ischemic heart disease?

Same: Basically similar names for the same problem. Each discribes a problem with the circulation of the heart the cornary arteries. ...Read more

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What is the relationship between coronary artery disease, coronary heart disease, and ischemic heart disease?

What is the relationship between coronary artery disease, coronary heart disease, and ischemic heart disease?

All related: Ischemic heart disease is caused by coronary artery disease. Some people call coronary artery disease coronary heart disease. When a coronary artery closes up, the heart tissie it supplied may die and that is called a heart attack. The dead heart tissue scars down, when there is a lot of damaged tissue the heart may start failing and that is called ischemic heart disease. ...Read more

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What is the relationship between burning sensation of toes fingers and ischemic heart disease?

What is the relationship between burning sensation of toes fingers and ischemic heart disease?

Not aware of any: "burning" is a symptom most commonly associated with a nerve. Carpal and tarsal tunnel (nerve compression), neuritis (inflammation) and some metabolic diseases (like diabetes and anemia) can also produce a burning feeling. The most i can think of is angina can sometimes cause the left arm and fingers to tingle or even burn. It certainly would have no affect on the toes, though. ...Read more

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What is relationship of gum and heart disease?

2x risk of heart ds: Researchers have found that people with periodontal (gum) disease are almost twice as likely to suffer from coronary artery disease as those without periodontal disease. Periodontal disease can also exacerbate existing heart conditions. Patients at risk for infective endocarditis may require antibiotics prior to dental procedures. So get to your dentist for frequent cleanings and floss! ...Read more

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Is there a relationship between oral contraceptives and heart disease?

Is there a relationship between oral contraceptives and heart disease?

Yes: Particularly in women with other risk factors for heart disease, oral contraceptive use may increase that risk. ...Read more

Fast Food (Definition)

Fast food is food that is prepared quickly through a standardized method and is provided at cheap restaurants. Examples of fast food include pizza, burgers, and French fries. Fast food is often loaded with excess sodium, fat, and calories, and increases the risk of obesity, diabetes, and heart disease. ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Nutrition (Definition)

Nutrition is the synergistic combination of nutrients found in food and water that allows the human body to perform all essential ...Read more