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Healthy Body Fat Levels

by Hratch L Karamanoukian, MD and Pierre Aoukar, MD
Posted: April 7

According to the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, healthy body fat levels should be between 15% to 30% for women and 10% to 20% for men.

Gaining as little as 10 pounds of fatty weight can increase your risk of coronary heart disease and heart attacks, diabetes and many types of cancer.

The adage, "we are what we eat" takes on a new meaning in our sedentary culture.

Obesity brings with it an increasing risk of developing high blood pressure, adult onset diabetes mellitus (Type 2) and heart disease.

Exercise regularly, watch what you eat and how much you eat and make a habit to weigh yourself every morning.

Excerpt from the book: Everything Is Bad For Your Heart: The A to Z Guide, Hratch L Karamanoukian, MD and Pierre Aoukar, MD. Magalhaes Scientific Press

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