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Long-term Health 

Long-term Health
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Long-term Health
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Lionel H. Opie

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780198525677.003.0002
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date: 26 May 2019

Chapter 2 develops the theme that the modern lifestyle poses special threats to the health of two vital organs: the heart and the brain. These are the major organs that need a constant supply of blood brought to them by the circulatory system. It covers arteriosclerosis (arterial hardening) or atherosclerosis (fatty changes and hardening), HDL- and LDL-cholesterol, heart attacks, blood pressure, stress, and hypertension.

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