Dagi D - Sherosa - New Ethiopian Music 2019

Excess body weight and fatness pose a threat to both the quality and duration of one‘s life. Obese individuals have a shorter life expectancy and greater risks of CHD, stroke, dyslipidemia, hypertension, diabetes mellitus, certain cancers, osteoarthritis, sleep apnea, abnormal menses, and infertility (National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, 2012). Although obesity is strongly associated with CHD risk factors such as hypertension, glucose intolerance, and hyperlipidemia, the contribution of obesity to CHD appears to be independent of the influence of obesity on these risk factors. Restricting caloric intake and increasing caloric expenditure through physical activity and exercise are effective ways of reducing body weight and fatness while normalizing blood pressure and blood lipid profiles. 2.2.6 Metabolic Syndrome Metabolic syndrome refers to a combination of CVD risk factors associated with hypertension, dyslipidemia, insulin resistance, and abdominal obesity. According to clinical criteria adopted by the National Cholesterol Education Program (2001), individuals with three or more CVD risk factors are classified as having metabolic syndrome 
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