Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Yale University Heart Book

This book had a ton of information in it about heart disease. I specifically used it for it's information about obesity and the effects that it has on the heart. Obesity makes everything harder. This includes how the heart works. Any excess weight will make the heart work harder, but being obese just makes the heart work even harder. The excess weight that an obese person carries makes the heart pump harder to move blood through the extremities and to get oxygen to the rest of the body. Add into that raised cholesterol from being obese and you have a recipe for disaster. You are basically a heart attack waiting to happen unless you are able to lose weight and change your lifestyle, which is something that you HAVE to do if you are having any kind of bariatric surgery.

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