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How Ectopic Fat Increases Your Risk for Cardiovascular Disease

Visceral fat, which surrounds some of the vital organs, causes insulin resistance and poses a risk for type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. More recently, evidence has shown that ectopic fat also increases risk for these diseases.

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Are Statins Really Worth Taking for High Cholesterol?

Some people are reluctant to take these life-saving drugs for various reasons. What does science have to say about these concerns and others surrounding statins?

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High Blood Pressure: Kids Can Have It Too

High blood pressure, which is sometimes called hypertension, affects about one in three adults in the United States. But this health problem doesn’t just affect adults.

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Preventing High Blood Pressure Begins in Childhood

Help your child tackle these three big risk factors for high blood pressure.

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Why Kidney Health is Vital to Your Overall Well-Being

You cannot live without proper renal function, even if the kidneys are assisted artificially. Life would not continue without the many functions these organs perform. Learn more about kidney health.

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