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Overweight/Obesity-A Health Risk Factor

September 10, 2013

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The World Health Organization defines obesity as “an abnormal or excessive accumulation of fat that presents a risk to health.” When we consume more calories than our body burns, the body store the excess as fat. This  eventually leads to excessive weight gain and obesity. Being overweight is a major health risk factor for many […]

Smoking Tobacco-A Tutorial

May 21, 2013

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Smoking is bad because the nicotine in the tobacco is addictive. When you smoke you feel calm and alert; you experience a temporary mood boost. When the effects wear off your mood is altered and the craving returns. Because of the personal benefits quitting is not easy Tobacco smoke contains about 7, 000 chemicals, about […]

Air Pollution-A Health Risk Factor

May 10, 2013

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  The World Health Organization(WHO) describes air pollution as ” contamination of the indoor and outdoor air  environment by any chemical, physical  or biological agent, that modifies the natural characteristics of the atmosphere.” The Center for Disease Control(CDC) describes air pollution as ” The presence of substances in the air that are either present in […]

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