Obesity: Atherosclerosis and longer Lives Essay

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Obesity “Losing weight is never an easy task yet majority of the population needs to do it. Besides, cutting down on calories in take and doing some exercise, I believe it is imperative that we have to also have a change of lifestyle and if you are smoking to lose some weight, you have to quit. All the hard work done to remain healthy by losing weight will go down the drain if you keep smoking.”
“Abdominal obesity is linked to the development of high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes and high cholesterol. All these factors lead to atherosclerosis or the hardening of the arteries leading to stroke or heart attack. However, studies show that smoking alone can lead to atherosclerosis by harming the inner lining of your blood vessels and arteries and it also increases bad cholesterol (LDL) and lowers good cholesterol (HDL). Patients under 50 years old who suffer from heart attacks are smokers. Therefore, even if you lose that weight you are in no better condition if you have not quit smoking yet. Nevertheless, studies also show that those who quit smoking may gain extra pounds in a few months but can lose them all after six months, and are guaranteed to look, feel and smell a lot better than before.”
“Why do people want to lose weight? The answer is simple they want to be healthier, live longer lives and enjoy it. However, without a lifestyle change, continuing smoking will keep you in the same medical risk. You might have lost those extra pounds but you’ll be suffering just…