As discussed in the previous blog, there are a lot of factors which increase your risk of type 2 diabetes.
Few of them are overweight, old age, history of gestational diabetes in women, lethargic and lazy lifestyle.
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The experts at Capitol Hospital will be discussing some other risk factors and how to change your habits related to these risk factors for a better tomorrow.
Junk food is a big devil when it comes to your increased risk of type 2 diabetes. Foods like pizza, burgers, hot dogs etc. are come under the umbrella of junk foods.
These foods have very less nutrient value and contain all kinds of excessive fat. They make you overweight and obese and increase your risk of acquiring type 2 diabetes.
This unhealthy food intake doesn’t give you the necessary nutrients, minerals, and fiber required by the body to function properly.
HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE
High blood pressure is also known as hypertension. It is a condition in which the rate of blood flow in our blood vessels is too high. Along with obesity, it also increases your risk of heart attacks and strokes.
Cholesterol is a fatty substance which flows with the blood and sent to various parts of our body.
Our body produces cholesterol naturally and it is also found in few of the foods. Cholesterol is carried in our blood by the lipoproteins. The density determines the fat in lipoproteins. Lower the density, more the fat in it.
It is a risk factor for obesity and also makes you more prone to heart attack and strokes.
The risk from these factors can be reduced by making a few lifestyle changes.
- Exercise your body regularly to burn the excessive fat.
- Don’t eat junk food or processed foods.
- Eat a good and healthy balanced diet with lots of water.
- Maintain your weight within the normal range of BMI.
Small changes go a long way to reduce your risk and make you live a healthy life.