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Is Anti-Statin ‘Internet Cult’ Threatening Lives?

 

MONDAY, July 24, 2017 (HealthDay News) — A wave of anti-science skepticism may put people with high cholesterol at risk if they’re convinced to quit life-saving statin medications, heart experts warn.

 

Source: Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield Health Newsletters

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Here’s What Happens When You Quit Smoking

Research has demonstrated that it is never too late to quit smoking and reduce your risk of heart disease, stroke and cancer.

  • About 50 years ago, nearly 42 percent of U.S. adults smoked; in 2015 that number had dropped to 15 percent and experts would like it to drop to 12 percent by 2020
  • Research has found it’s never too late to quit as people between 50 and 74 demonstrate improved health benefits each year after quitting
  • When you quit smoking your body repairs the damage done by the toxic chemicals in the cigarettes, reducing your risk of heart disease, stroke and cancers each year you remain smoke free

Source: Here’s What Happens When You Quit Smoking

The Major Health Risk You Take Every Day

Most people think smoking is the worst thing for their health. Perhaps the worst thing of all is something most of us do every day: sitting.

Sitting isn’t dangerous just because it means you’re not exercising. It’s dangerous all by itself.

Prolonged time spent on your bum has significant metabolic consequences. It negatively affects your blood sugar, triglycerides, good cholesterol, resting blood pressure and levels of the “appetite hormone” leptin, all of which are biomarkers of obesity and cardiovascular disease.

Source: The Major Health Risk You Take Every Day

What Happens to Your Body When You Smoke

Don’t stick your head in the sand! It’s your life you are gambling with!

Smoking makes you feel good in the short term, but can immensely damage your health in the long run. Read on to learn about the harmful side effects of smoking.

Source: What Happens to Your Body When You Smoke

Essential Health Tests for Men at Any Age Slideshow – Sharecare

You could have these big health issues and not even know it.

Unhealthy cholesterol levels and high blood pressure are two of the biggest contributors to atherosclerosis, which can cause a stroke or heart attack. To get a handle on both your cholesterol and blood pressure levels, have them checked regularly, starting at age 20 and continuing throughout your life

Source: Essential Health Tests for Men at Any Age Slideshow – Sharecare

Belly Fat Is Worst for Well-Being in Older Men – Sharecare

Learn how belly fat leads to health problems and affects men’s quality of life as they get older.

Source: Belly Fat Is Worst for Well-Being in Older Men – Sharecare