Heart Disease and Diet

July 7, 2010

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jerrica Ballance April 29, 2011 at 10:34 pm

Heart disease is a very serious illness that i believe can be controlled and prevented soley by your diet. Your diet plays a very important role in your overall health. There are good cholestrol and bad cholestrol all of which can be prevented by your diet also.
-JB

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MMichaels March 14, 2015 at 3:57 pm

i agree with you. if everyone just watches what they eat a little more closely and adding in a little more fiber than there wont be such a huge health epidemic.

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NvrLandon April 7, 2015 at 11:43 pm

This is very true, most people with heart disease didn’t just develop it cause of no reason. If people took care of themselves better it may make them be able to live a more healthier life.

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amandap20 November 9, 2016 at 1:01 am

I have to agree on your statement because I witnessed several people with heart disease.

bburks April 11, 2017 at 5:44 pm

My grandpa has heart disease, but doesn’t think he’s unhealthy because he’s skinny. He is very wrong though. He has the body of a “healthy” person, but his insides and heart are very very unhealthy.

ssteele July 19, 2017 at 1:46 pm

This is very true it takes years for your body to develop this. Healthier food options should be more affordable.

lbabb April 11, 2015 at 2:22 pm

For sure. People could be a lot more healthy and maybe even cured if they would watch what they eat and when they eat it. Heart disease is very serious and people don’t realize it enough.

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Cindy Leopold April 22, 2015 at 9:41 pm

I believe a lot of heart disease could be prevented with healthy lifestyles however their are others that are inherited and unavoidable but manageable at times

tmarlin June 29, 2015 at 3:21 pm

not necessarily I grant you it is probably the best way to lower the risk for or control heart disease but for some genetics may make medication the only way to control heart disease.

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SarahC July 29, 2015 at 7:59 pm

Its all up to you and what you use to fuel your body!

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Allie_B November 29, 2015 at 3:19 pm

Your diet plays part but also your habits and your family line. They now have tests see if you might have the genes/chromosomes for different diseases and heart disease is one of them.

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mhigginbotham April 5, 2017 at 5:39 pm

I agree with you Allie your diet does play a really important role for diseases and it does apply to your family line history of diseases.

Chelsea Vogel Hunter February 8, 2016 at 1:46 am

As diet is the key to maintain a healthy mind, body, and soul.

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lcarroll9978 April 2, 2016 at 12:10 am

I agree that heart disease is a very serious illness. It is good to know that it can be treated and controlled with good eating habits.

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lmitchell April 4, 2016 at 11:18 pm

It is good to know that healthy eating can help prevent or control heart disease. Exercise along with healthy eating is also important. I find myself wanting to incorporate more exercise, especially since I’m learning more and more about how much it can help with so many things that can go wrong with our bodies.

vgibson April 6, 2016 at 6:49 pm

Amazing what you can do, for good or for bad, depending on what you put in your body. Diet and exercise…so important….

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tlampinen July 17, 2016 at 6:11 am

I completely agree with you.

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kneal October 16, 2016 at 2:42 pm

Most of today’s most prevalent diseases can be prevented solely by diet and exercise. It is amazing what exercise and a good diet can do.

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RAPAPM November 8, 2016 at 9:12 pm

I agree. I’ve been trying to get this through my grandmas thick head for a while now. she has heart disease and stopped taking her meds. she in a home and they don’t force her to take them. if she refuses, then she refuses. which not good at all.

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Angelena essary November 8, 2016 at 9:21 pm

YES! many factors play into heart disease.

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bjohnson November 9, 2016 at 10:51 pm

I agree with you! Diet is a key factor in preventing heart disease. However, not many people take that seriously and continue to eat unhealthy.

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mfranklin1` March 16, 2017 at 10:52 am

not all heart disease can be controlled. My dad has such a strong family history and his genes were horrible. He has severe heart disease and there is nothing that any diet can do to help him.

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krichards3 April 12, 2017 at 9:39 pm

I agree with you! Your diet is such an important role in your health!

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SJ April 26, 2011 at 1:17 pm

I have always just clumped them all together, heart attack, angina, & congestive heart failure.
My husband and I have cut a lot of bad cholesterols from our diets since I started this course. As stubborn as men are I was pleasantly surprised that he has listened to me. He and I now both take supplements of magnesium and vitamins. I have been able to get him to eat more baked meats rather than fried.

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C-S April 19, 2011 at 7:47 pm

My Mother in law just had a mini strke, they said her arteries were 60 pervent clogged, and that she needed to change her diet…has she? No…..SHe does not understand the significance of diet and good food choices, SHe eats vegetabels but puts a half stick of butter in the bowl……

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aak2 June 30, 2011 at 8:52 am

I think that if I had a mini stroke it would scare me into eating right. Next time it could be worse. You should have her watch some of these videos. If she is anything like my dad she won’t listen. There isn’t much you can do.

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kwalker1209 November 4, 2015 at 10:06 pm

I agree! If I had a stroke or heart attack I would definitely be making some life altering decisions! Sadly it may take more than that to scare her into a more healthy lifestyle.

swhitfield April 5, 2016 at 10:00 pm

Most people don’t make the change and wished they had when it’s too late. My dad gets so mad at me when I give him a scary scenario of what COULD happen and what I’ve seen happen in people his age. People have to WANT to change their lifestyle.

ppendergrass June 22, 2016 at 9:37 am

It serious will help if she changes her diet, and exercise regularly.

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S-G April 17, 2011 at 10:17 pm

Although I would like to believe that making the wrong food choices doesn’t effect your health, I can not. Eating unhealthy causes you to be unhealthy. I so need to change my eating habits, even if just to make my heart happy :).

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jerrica Ballance April 29, 2011 at 10:35 pm

I also need to change my eating habits. I eat late and eat the wrong things. I hope one day i can find the strength to resist fried foods.
-JB

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Allie_B November 29, 2015 at 3:22 pm

Eating habits plays a big part in your overall health. During this time of year is really tough! All the holiday sweets! You can have a bite or two but don’t over do it. Your heart with thank you and so will your body!!

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SheDM April 15, 2011 at 2:46 pm

The heart like the liver should be taken care of throughout your life. When you are young is best time to start taking care of your heart and not wait until something is wrong to start a change in diet. We should have a heart healthy lifestyle, knowing we can’t live without our heart.

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Molly Harvey September 20, 2016 at 1:33 am

I agree.

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R-D April 13, 2011 at 8:26 pm

I tell my husband all the time he needs to watch what he eats, change his diet, etc. because of the history of heart disease in his family. His father had his first heart attack at age 43; that’s only 3 years older than my husband is right now. It scares me because he doesn’t heed my advise, so I make sure he gets good thorough check-ups annually.

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SJ April 26, 2011 at 1:10 pm

Yes, men are stubborn in that way. I’m surprised you can get him to the doctor. I have an uncle who refuses to have his heart checked inspite of the constant pain he endures.

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K-H April 12, 2011 at 1:07 pm

I am in agreement that we cause ourselves some health problems. With today’s busy lifestyle, it is much easier to run through a fast food resteraunt. Very seldom do we eat good nutritous meals. Since we are so busy, we don’t have time for exercise either. A combination of a poor diet and no exercise leads to high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and heart diseases. All of this, we do to ourselves.

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Tristan G April 6, 2015 at 5:25 pm

This is why we just have to take the time to make the meal and be more conscious of what we put into our bodies. This will help us live a life that we can be proud of and know that if anything happens to us that we did the best we could.

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SRS April 9, 2011 at 12:11 am

From watching these videos it is really clear that we create our own health problems the majority of the time. It is too easy to eat at the drive thru window. We are all so busy that we are literally killing ourselves sooner than we need too. It is easy to say you want to change and have a healthier lifestyle. I have been on both sides of the fat and skinny and now I’m back to fat and losing weight and trying to eat healthier. I always feel better when I exercise and eat better but we are built more complex than that. This world had created a monster with all the wonderful foods so readily available to us all the time.

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kbennett April 5, 2015 at 11:39 pm

I agree with your comments. By making daily decisions on healthy food choices, exercising, & cutting back on fast foods, I am making decisions myself to prevent problems when I am older.

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J-H April 6, 2011 at 10:59 pm

these videos help you to understand the different diseases that can harm your heart and like that one video said the more you understand the disease the easier it is to prevent it.

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S-D-M April 4, 2011 at 5:14 pm

Every time that my grandmother gets an illness she immediatly gets sent to the heart hospital. Her arteries get clogged so easily. She has had four triple bypass surgeries and stints put in. It is amazing how eating healthier can really change a persons life expectancy.

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E-A April 4, 2011 at 2:33 am

Amazing videos.Cholesterol and heart diesease is one of the major causes of death in the world today.As a nurse i cannot begin to explain how important it is to watch the amount of cholesterol one puts in thier foods and how important daily exercise is.If we can just resort to better eating habits,daily exercise and anual yearly checkup,we should be able to prevent heart diseases or atleast catch it early on before it causes too much damage.
EA

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R-E April 3, 2011 at 8:28 pm

in this fast pace lifestyle that we all live it is so very hard to get the proper exercise. It is so very important to eat healthy for our heart, our arteries and for our sugar and our major organs of the body. CAD is a very serious thing, the arteries must stay cleared in order for the heart to work properly.

RE

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R-E April 3, 2011 at 8:15 pm

great video, in jan 2011 my mother had a triple bypass and she had no idea she even had a heart problem because she was being treated for reflux. She was transfered from one hospital to the next and within thirty mins she died and they brought her back, surgeon talked to us and said her arteries were so clogged. It is all about what we eat is what we are and sometimes we dont even know how our health is.

JR- I agree we must watch what we eat and also go every six months when we get past 40 yrs old for a routine check up and some blood work. Blood work speaks for a lot of things that goes on in our bodies

RE

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jr April 3, 2011 at 5:57 pm

very interesting videos. Eating healthy and exercise is a great way to keep the heart healthy, but sometimes that is not enough. We also need to pay close attention to cholesterol, especially the hdl levels!!

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SheDM April 15, 2011 at 2:41 pm

This is true our LDL(bad) could be high or our HDL(Good)be low and not even know it. That is why when a person has a chance for a free screening at a Health Fair they should take advantage of testing for cholestrol and diabetes.

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ywilson July 21, 2015 at 11:22 am

I have blood test done twice a year to see if my LDL and HDL is normal. Being a diabetic these things are important.

hlong1 October 18, 2016 at 1:48 pm

I completely agree with you! Being healthy is not always enough. It may lower risks but I do not think it will completely prevent you from everything!

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Taylor B December 4, 2010 at 12:00 am

Most heart problems are caused by the lack of eating healthy and exercise. If I could increase both of these i could increase the health of my heart.

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Allie_B November 29, 2015 at 3:24 pm

YES! And for most it just takes a simple change everyday.

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Holly Bean December 3, 2010 at 6:16 pm

I have studied the heart before, but I find it very interesting. Heart attachs are very bad, but i think that the way the work is so amazing. The human body just fasinates me. It is so complex, but if even one part is not working right it could throw off everything else. That is just so fasinating!

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Laken Teague December 3, 2010 at 5:01 pm

This nutrition class has opened my eyes greatly on how what we put into our bodies can effect the number of years in our lives. I think everyone should be requierd to takes a class like this. I will make them realize what the world is coming to when we pay a dollar for a cheeseburger. They will realize they are paying a dollar each time to make a step closer to heart disease.

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Taylor B December 4, 2010 at 12:01 am

Yea i agree the lack of knowledge about all these unhealth food is dangerous to society.

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Salvador V. December 2, 2010 at 5:44 pm

The third video reminded me to look at the label, I need to watch my salt intake.

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Lindsey E December 1, 2010 at 3:09 pm

Hypertension runs in my family bad. I never add salts to my diets and I never add seasonings to my food while I am cooking. I do have to stay on my husband about adding seasonings though. He thinks you are supposed to put them on everything.

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Tyler B December 1, 2010 at 2:31 pm

We cause alot of our own health problems, I know I do. Cholestrol is a very big deal I am young right now but one day it will not be so easy to avoid cholestrol.I am going to strat watching my cholestrol level more and see if it changes how i feel at all.

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Krysten A November 29, 2010 at 11:36 pm

my mom says to me all the time…god only gave you one body and it’s your responsibility to take care of it because it’s the only one you have.

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Jessilyn R. November 28, 2010 at 2:24 pm

The first video was a nice review of how the heart works as well as very informative about the different syptoms of heart disease such as angina and heart attacks which are both caused by build up of plaque on coronary artery walls. I already had a basic understanding of heart disease because my papa has had several surgeries due to plaque build up one of which was a triple bypass.

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Lindsey E December 1, 2010 at 3:10 pm

I liked the first video too.

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haley14 October 7, 2016 at 2:53 am

Vegetables and fruits are also low in calories and rich in dietary fiber. Vegetables and fruits contain substances found in plants that may help prevent cardiovascular disease.

Lacey H. November 26, 2010 at 4:40 pm

I dont like to eat out that much because I like to cook my own meals because I dont normally add salt to anything I cook. But sometimes we do eat out or I might just crave some fries with salt on them which I know is not good. Also I love to eat fruits and vegetables and do as often as possible. The exercise thing is something that gets me. I dont normally do very much exercising even though I should.

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Salvador V. December 2, 2010 at 5:45 pm

Eating out is so much easier and faster than cooking, that is one of my problems.

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M Gilbert November 12, 2010 at 9:33 am

The videos are very neat. Learning all about the heart is so interesting to me. Having hypertension myself it is very impotant for me to keep my diet very simple and salt free. So keeping my heart healthy is my number one concern.

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scasteel April 12, 2017 at 4:11 pm

Yes, I have high blood pressure that runs in the family too, so its important that I start eating more heart healthy soon.

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M Gilbert November 12, 2010 at 9:32 am

The videos are very neat. Learning all about the heart is so interesting to me. Having hypertension myself it is very impotant for me to keep my diet very simple and salt free.

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Madge C November 11, 2010 at 11:58 pm

I am now sitting for an elderly lady that had angina and did not know it, she was so lucky that when she went for a check up, the doctor found the problem….she had to have surgery that same day, she just expierenced very mild discomfore every now and then, and ended uo haveing a double by-pass surgery to fix the problem. I love how intricate the heart is and how it pumps like a piece of machinery but like machines it to needs to be taken care of.

My cholestorol is 210 which is 10 points over the acceptible level. My doctor has me on a fat restricted diet and doing exercise as well. It is so true “junk in –junk out” I try to eat less meats and have given up my favorite food…potato chips. Though to be honest I do give myself a treat of them from time to time. In my job I am not sure that I am burning as many calories that I take in. I need to do a food diary I guess and see where I am in need of better discipline. I have been lucky that the problem is not so bad as to have to take meds for them. I like the idea of the 7 ing. issue on food labels.

50 million people is a very large number of people to be suffering from this one problem. Salt is the number 1 enemy to every one of us! Label reading is very important, it is through reading these labels that we can put ourselves back on to the road to a healthier way of living. Our book recomends the DASH diet and in doing some research I am finding that there is a simmilar diet called the Medaterian diet that works well for Hypertension.

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Terrie H November 11, 2010 at 7:08 am

Love the 7 ingredient thing. That sure beats trying to figure out what all that is. It seems like every time i try to shop, I get so frustrated trying to read the labels. Now there is a solution. I really try to watch what i eat. I am one of those people who hates red meat, does not care for fried foods and my body craves fruits not to mention if I could live on sushi i would.
Nearly everything in the store has partially hydrogenated content. The best thing to do is Eat fresh.

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Donnie H. November 10, 2010 at 10:21 pm

Its hard to get away from good food but I have managed to change my eating habits drastically. I don’t pay atttention to ingredience because some of the things I have no idea with it is. You can’t go wrong with fruit, raw vegetables, and grain bars. All of those items are easy for me to work off.

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lauren d November 10, 2010 at 8:22 pm

The Doctor in the second video said that if your’re food labels list more than seven ingredients then it is not good. I took a quick look at a few items in my kitchen and found that partially hydrogenated vegetable oils were in my oatmeal, partially hydrogenated soybean oils were in my whole grain hamburger helper meals, and hydrogenated soybean AND/OR palm oil were in wheat tortilla wraps. Of everything I looked at, my little container of pimento cheese spread, contained the most ingredients including, again, partially hydrogenated soybean oils. I started buying more wheat products because of the good things but I guess you can’t win for losing. I’m still going to buy the stuff though..it is still good. I’m just going to moderate it a little better. Considering I have a cabinet full of hamburger helper..

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Ashley M November 10, 2010 at 8:21 pm

My family consist of five people. We all are somewhere doing something and, we never slow down or catch a break. Either we stop somewhere fast or we just take responsibilty for our own meal, when we get home. For America, there arent just enough hours in a day for our busy, fast pace life.
I always knew fast food was bad for us but, I never knew how much it played a toll. Even though, I dont eat healthy all the time I never smoke or drink. I neveer knew that a heart attack is caused by blockages in coronary arteries. With less than seven ingrediants to a nutrition label, veggies, fruits, a balanced meal and, exercise we could maintain stability for our health.
I agree that if America stops eating bad and works out that we could really change our lives. But its always easier said than done.

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lauren d November 10, 2010 at 9:24 pm

See that is where I think we could all agree. Its ALWAYS easier said that done. That pertains exactly to with what I mentioned. I bought that stuff for the good and then found out that it contained some of the worst. Well it is definitely certain that none of us have too much room for error. And I think for the things like cheese and milk. They sure are expensive to be so bad.

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Lacey H. November 26, 2010 at 4:45 pm

I know what you mean about there isnt enough hours in the day. I work 8 hours a day, 5 days a week and then to come home and do homework, take care of the house its like I never get a day off. So sometimes it is a fix your own meal night or go get something night. I just wish I had the time to cook everynight but its so hard with busy lives.

Dbeard November 9, 2010 at 4:33 pm

After watching the videos it is clear that often times we create our own health problems. My daughter and I eat out at least 3 times a week. Which may not be a good idea. I workout at least 2 a week which is helpful. I didnt know liver stored chlorestol

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Mcrabb1 May 1, 2015 at 12:37 am

Yes I also did not know that liver stored cholesterol. These videos were very informative and it is really kinda scary what the junk that we put in our bodies does once its in there.

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vera, A November 8, 2010 at 9:51 pm

given the busy schedule i have,i always use one day off to cook a variety of foods for the entire week and store in the refrigerator.cooking and eating at home is one thing i could be proud of.i am glad i dont have a very huge appetite for all the fast foods out there.eating your own home cooked foods is a giant step towards a healthy life.because you at least have an idea of what you are eating.

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Devin R November 8, 2010 at 6:23 pm

I didn’t know that the liver produced cholesterol, nor did i know that the excess was stored as plaque in the arteries. I though plaque was just a tooth thing. My dad has been recently put on cholesterol medication after trying to eat healthier and exercise more. The second video was helpful in my understanding about which foods to avoid, and which foods to eat more of while watching cholesterol. My mom has hypertension, so the last video was also useful. I need to let her know about the DASH diet.

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Debora M November 8, 2010 at 4:14 pm

I have several family members with hypertension, including myself. I wish they would watch these videos so they would know what they are risking by not watching their diets and not exercising, especially my mom.

I didn’t realize that fiber was a way to control my LDL level. I had not ever been told that just that I needed to lower my cholesterol.

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JHR July 29, 2010 at 2:29 pm

My boyfriend’s dad has hypertension, He needs to watch this. He eats salt on everything and then wonders why he can’t get his blood pressure under control. pretty sure he’s gonna watch this tonight!

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ARB July 26, 2010 at 12:14 am

It is true we are a society of fast food. As americans I think we could all use a little less sodium. We all take in so much more than are needed daily amounts. But fast food is cheap, good, filling, and quick, and thats what we all like and how we live.

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vera, A November 8, 2010 at 9:55 pm

the idea about fast food being quick, i agree.but fast food is not as cheap as u think.just try to buy and cook your own food, then see how much you save.if at all fast food is as cheap as u think, then there is no doubt its junk.

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SDS July 17, 2010 at 2:37 am

Half of my family has been diagnosed with hypertension. Especially my mother and her side of the family. They all watch their salt intake.

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lmp2 July 16, 2011 at 1:09 am

I WISH THAT MY HUSBAND WOULD TAKE WHAT I AM SAYING SERIOUSLY. HE IS AFRICAN AMERICAN AND THIS IS ONE OF THE LEADING KILLERS OF HIS RACE. I HAVE EXPLAINED IT TO HIM AND EVEN SHOWED HIM THE VIDEOS BUT HE STILL INSIST ON EATING HIS FRIED GREASY FOODS THE GREASIER THE BETTER. HE DOESN’T EXERCISE UNLESS YOU PLAYING THE PS3 FOR COUNTLESS HOURS FALLS UNDER THAT CATEGORY. AS FOR THE REST OF THE FAMILY I HAVE MADE IT A POINT TO CHANGE OUT DIET. THIS CLASS HAS MADE A LIFE STYLE CHANGE FOR US.

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SDS July 17, 2010 at 2:34 am

My dad has high cholesterol I didn’t know he was at risk for so many things I know he has been prescribed Vytorin and he watches what he eats and here lately he has had a Dr.’s visit and his cholesterol has lowered dramatically. Looking at this video, I see the things he had had eaten to cause his cholesterol to be a problem and I really need to start a healthier lifestyle with better eating habits.

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SDS July 17, 2010 at 2:29 am

You learn something new everyday, I didn’t a heart know attack was build up in your coranary arteries. I knew the heart is a very important organ I just didn’t know the cause of heart the conditions mentioned in the video.

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AAA July 17, 2010 at 12:06 am

I remember studying hyperlipidemia in A&P. It was so sad because it was mostly in children and you could literally see it outpouching in their skin. Most of them were thin so I guess that should make all of us want to lower ours. Especially since we dont have that condition.

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LMM July 16, 2010 at 11:23 am

I’m surprised that eating and exercising have such an important role in our heart health. I’ve always heard it was important but I’ve never knew what impact it actually has on the body.

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JHR July 29, 2010 at 2:30 pm

me too. I knew that it could help, I just didn’t know it could help that much

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MEL July 15, 2010 at 2:41 pm

I hate excercise haha. That’s my downfall but I do walk everyday. I’m also a really healthy eater. I know what it’s a hard life when you aren’t living up to your bodies potential. So many of us have fallen into that trap of eating out and doing away with excercise and it’s not a happy outcome. I’ve been really inspired by this class so far to keep up with my healthy lifestyle because i’ve seen deeper into the consequences of bad health.

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Beth McRaven July 14, 2010 at 11:02 pm

I, as a heavy person, always fear blood tests…I am sure the Doc is going to say I have high cholesterol…but (knock on wood), not so far. I do watch the saturated fats but I do love all the foods that have it…cheese being the main one and butter pulling up the rear. I feel like each of the videos have the same message…exercise and watch your diet. I think one of the things that helps me is fiber and veggies and fruits. I also love nuts. These are the foods that help out my diet. I never eat fish..I need to take omega- 3 oils. The nutrition labels have become a large part of my shopping but I just eat more than I am supposed to. I love the over seven ingredients are too many on a label. Great tip.

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RLM July 14, 2010 at 1:08 pm

My mom always said you are what you eat lol I guess it is true.

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JEB July 14, 2010 at 11:55 am

I Don’t eat all that healthy I am trying to eat at home more.
I see how that eating out every day can do some damage.
I know that in one of the videos it said that people who drink could have one for a woman and two for a man a day, but one of the other videos we watched about the liver said that it could still hurt your body.?
I know that America is unhealthy and it’s sad. I want to excercise more and start to eat healthy.

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LMM July 16, 2010 at 11:24 am

I don’t eat healthy at all. I really should try better. I say this as I’m drinking a Dr. Pepper.

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LNS July 12, 2010 at 2:13 pm

I am trying so hard to stick to all my plans about eating right and exercise. I enjoy these videos they do make you look at things a lot different. I am trying to talk with my mother about her health she has high blood pressure and she is a smoker, I stay worried about her. We have all started trying to do better since I have started this class.

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ARB July 26, 2010 at 12:19 am

I agree totally. It is kind of depressing though. I love to eat twinkies and now everytime i go in the kitchen to get one I see that awful nutrition guide staring at me on the back of the box screaming “heart attack”.

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QAL July 11, 2010 at 5:19 pm

My mother suffers from hypertension, high blood pressure, and I think that the tips given on the video would be easy for her to follow to help improve her health. I think that I also will make a few changes to my diet such as cutting back on salt and increase the fruits and vegetables in my diet to improve my health.

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RTP July 11, 2010 at 1:52 pm

Taking this class has definitely made me more aware of just how much diet and nutrition choices effect our lives. The choices we make can have both positive and negative consequences to out health and it is up to us to decide which direction we will go. This video shows some of that and is a good resource for people who may not understand how making poor diet choices can cause big health consequences like heart disease.

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Beth McRaven July 14, 2010 at 11:06 pm

I agree..what we do…multiple choices everyday are all an opportunity to treat ourselves well. It all comes down to balance. Time and time again…exercise, diet and moderation…why then is it so difficult for me to do it? I know better and just can not stay on track.

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Ashley M November 10, 2010 at 8:05 pm

I agree that its up to us how healthy we are and how fit we will become

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SAF July 10, 2010 at 6:44 pm

After having anatomy I’ve studied the heart in great detail but I’ve always thought that a heart attack was just caused in the ventricles of the heart. Now I actually now its due to blockages in the coronary arteries in stead. Also in agreement with SDH if we would just stop eating so bad and work out some many americans could drop down on the chance of heart attacks. Stop going to BK and having it our way.

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RTP July 11, 2010 at 1:53 pm

A healthy diet and wellness routine is something that I need to pick up and you’re right… we could all benefit from a little less fast food and a lot more fresh fruits and vegies!

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SDH July 10, 2010 at 12:32 am

After watching the videos it is clear that often times we create our own health problems. Each day my friends and I eat out at fast food places, or between ball games late at night. It is seldom we eat a healthy meal. All of our lives are surrounded by foods that are not good for us -chips, double cheeseburgers, butter, fries… It doesn’t sound that hard to make the changes the video talks about. I am not overweight, I get a lot of exercise, and have never smoked or drank. However, the food I eat every day is not healthy. I know making the changes will not be easy.

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QAL July 11, 2010 at 5:22 pm

I am trying to set aside at least an hour every day to exercise. Sometimes it is hard to do, because things have a way of coming up. But I have been trying to stick with it , and I always feel better after I exercise.

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JEB July 14, 2010 at 11:56 am

I agree with that eating out is so much easier with busy life styles or when you don’t have to cook. I fall prey to that one.

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Ashley M November 17, 2010 at 9:10 pm

I totally agree that we create on own health problems! 100%

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msorters April 22, 2015 at 6:41 pm

We really do, especially with the way we treat our environment and livestock. We mistreat them which causes health issues in our meat.

Peyton Blackerby July 22, 2016 at 10:24 pm

It all has to do with eating and exercise. They are the most important when trying to keep the heart healthy.

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