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what risk fctors that maybe controlled to prevent serious illness? How can you control them?
High Cholesterol Cholesterol is a soft, fat-like substance found in the blood and in all the body's cells. A high cholesterol level is bad because cholesterol can build up with other substances in the inner walls of arteries. [ [ This buildup, called plaque, can narrow the arteries and reduce blood flow. Plaques that rupture can cause blood clots that can totally block blood flow in the artery. Clots also can break off and travel to another part of the body. If a clot blocks an artery that feeds the heart, it causes a heart attack. If it blocks an artery that feeds the brain, it causes a
stroke. Smoking Smoking is the single most preventable cause of death in the United States. If you smoke cigarettes (or cigars), you have a higher risk of illness and death from heart attack, stroke and other diseases. These include lung, mouth and throat cancers; chronic lung diseases and infections; congestive heart failure; and peripheral vascular disease (in the legs and arms). Physical Inactivity Couch potatoes, listen up! If you're physically inactive you're much more likely to develop heart disease or have a stroke. Regular, moderate-to-vigorous physical activity improves your cardiovascular fitness and helps reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke. Exercise can help control blood cholesterol, diabetes and obesity. It can also help lower blood pressure. ] ]
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What happens if you fail to get enough of the major nutrients?
Weegy: There are three essential minerals that you need to make sure to get into your diet if youwant to increase your health. [ Those minerals are calcium, iron and iodine.Failure to get these three minerals can result in serious consequences such asanemia or problems with your bone development. Luckily, these minerals are easyto find in foods that you are probably already consuming. In fact, theseminerals are each found in different foods so the most important thing will bethat you are eating a well rounded diet. ] (More)
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If you fail to get enough of the major nutrients you will be malnourished.
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