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Heart Disease Risk Factors

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The following factors raise your risk of heart disease:

  • Overweight or obesity
  • High blood glucose
  • High blood pressure
  • High LDL cholesterol
  • Low HDL cholesterol
  • High triglycerides
  • Physical inactivity
  • Smoking
  • Age over 40
  • Being male
  • Family history of heart disease

 

 

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Perfectionism: An Impossible Goal in Diabetes Management
Striving for good self-care is important, but perfectionism can make diabetes care — and life — more difficult.

Recipes for Spring
Enjoy recipes for Baked salmon on beet greens, Tofu and snow pea slaw, Radish and cucumber salad, Spinach pinwheels, Beet salad with citrus dressing, and Stuffed berries.

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