amy, why do you continue to not give credit to someone elses work? You set a bad example as a nurse when you steal anothers ideas as your own. I tried to get you to understand that yesterday in another post on this thread but obviously you do no care or do not understand, or maybe just a little of both.What factors increase my chances for cardiovascular disease?
The three biggest risk factors for cardiovascular disease that you can do something about are cigarette smoking, high blood pressure and elevated blood cholesterol levels. Other risk factors, such as being overweight or having diabetes, also are conditions over which you have some control. Even just one risk factor will raise your chances of having heart-related problems. The more risk factors you have, the more likely you are to develop cardiovascular diseases. Studies show that physical inactivity is a risk factor for heart disease. Physically active women have approximately 60 percent to 75 percent lower risk of heart disease than women who are not active. Physical activity includes daily walking, climbing stairs, gardening, etc. Unfortunately, more than half of all women in the United States are physically inactive. Excess body weight in women is linked with coronary heart disease, stroke, congestive heart failure and death from heart-related causes. The more overweight you are, the higher your risk for heart disease.
Diabetes, or high blood sugar, is a serious disorder that raises the risk of coronary heart disease. The risk of death from heart disease is about three times higher in women with diabetes. Diabetic women also are more apt to have high blood pressure and high blood cholesterol. The risk of heart attack or stroke is higher for women who both smoke and use high-dose birth control pills (oral contraceptives).
I pasted the link from the article you stole from, it is word for word what you posted here. Shameful.