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Study: Belly fat
may lead to HBP
by affecting kidneys
It’s been known for a while that a spare tire around the midsection is more of a risk for cardiac-health problems than a flatter stomach. A recently released study says it may be because extra belly fat can affect the kidneys, increasing blood pressure.
Foods low in sodium, added sugars and saturated fat have often been labeled as bland, but that stereotypical judgment is baseless. It’s all in how the food is prepared.
Seeing doctor helps keep blood pressure under control
People who visited their doctor at least twice a year had better blood pressure control, according to a study released Monday.
still needed for
19.4 million children
There are 19.4 million children who need after-school programs and are not receiving them, according to a recent report.
As a teen, Robert Epps was told he had a heart murmur when he joined the U.S. Coast Guard. Some years later, symptoms started showing up and increased until he said he was “one cough from death.” Epps underwent heart valve replacement in 1996. He credits his wife for giving him strength. Support is Why.
Halfway through her pregnancy, Jamie Henderson was told something was wrong with her unborn daughter’s heart. Tatum turned out to have a condition that’s actually a combination of several major problems. It would take several operations to fix it all. Watch the 3-year-old run and jump today, and you’d never know it. FULL STORY
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