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Health Highlights: July 27, 2014
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If your idea of breakfast is fast food, you might rethink your morning meal. A study in a 2004 issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that regular consumption of a fatty fast-food breakfast could lead to chronic inflammation of the blood vessels, a risk factor for heart disease and stroke. Any meal will trigger at least some inflammation, the researchers said, but a heavy, fatty meal triggers a larger response.
There's a lot of news about cholesterol these days, and with good reason. High cholesterol contributes to heart disease, which kills more Americans than all cancers combined. A regular exercise routine and good eating habits — along with medication if your doctor recommends it — can keep cholesterol levels under control and lower your risk of heart disease.
Learn how to become a proactive patient. Understand your treatment choices. Get the latest news on advances in cancer. If you or a loved one is facing cancer, you’ll want to explore the Cancer Knowledgebase, with separate sections on more than 60 types of the disease.
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