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The cardiovascular system is comprised of the heart and the network of arteries, veins, and capillaries that carries blood throughout the body. The average adult male has between 5-6 liters of blood while the average adult female has 4-5 liters. Blood transports oxygen and essential nutrients to all of the living cells in the body, and also carries waste products from the tissues to the systems of the body through which they are removed.
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How do you prevent type 2 diabetes?

Wed, 05/08/2019 - 22:00
Several factors increase a person's risk of developing type 2 diabetes. In this article, learn about how to prevent the condition by losing weight, exercising, and eating a balanced diet.

Natural ways to lower cholesterol

Tue, 05/07/2019 - 17:00
High cholesterol levels can increase a person’s risk of heart disease. Natural ways to lower cholesterol include replacing trans fats and saturated fats with monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, eating more soluble fiber, and exercising regularly. Learn more here.

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