#1 preventable cause of CVD in the United States Heart attacks – 1 pack/day = 2x – 2 packs/day = 3x 4x more likely to die from heart attacks
Effects on the Body Nicotine = stimulant Carbon monoxide displaces oxygen in the blood – Decreasing amount of oxygen available to heart and other parts of the body. HDL v. LDL affects: – Increases LDL production – Decreases HDL production PLATELETS: – Increases ability to coagulate
DO NOW DUE AT 11:23 Answer the following questions: – What is Cardiovascular Disease? – What puts someone at a higher risk for developing Cardiovascular Disease? (list 5) – What are common forms of CVD?