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Every pound of fat gained causes your body to make 7 new miles of blood vessels.

Saturday, November 24, 2012



Knowing this, itís easy to see why obesity and heart disease often go together. Most of the new blood vessels are tiny capillaries, but also include small veins and arteries. This means if you are ďonlyĒ 10 pounds overweight your heart has to pump blood through an extra 70 miles of blood vessels. The good news is that this also works in reverse. If you lose a pound of fat, your body will break down and reabsorb the no longer needed blood vessels. This is encouraging to dieters, as one pound does not seem like a lot to lose, but even that little bit of difference will result in a large benefit for your heart!
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KATHRYNLP 12/1/2012 11:57AM

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ATMANI 11/26/2012 9:12AM

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MIRFA71 11/25/2012 12:31PM

    emoticon info.. emoticon i need to loose a lot of miles of blood vessels..

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BOVEY63 11/25/2012 11:31AM

    Wow! Thanks for sharing.

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THEBESTISTOCOME 11/24/2012 10:52PM

    Thanks for sharing!

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SASSYTHING52 11/24/2012 10:01PM

    thanks for sharing

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LITTLE_QUEEN 11/24/2012 9:52PM

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KOMAL53 11/24/2012 8:35PM

    Thank You----like me this will help a lot of Folks to think twice before they gulp!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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JSMC10 11/24/2012 7:38PM

    wow, I didn't know this, thanks for sharing! :)

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MJ7DM33 11/24/2012 7:24PM

  Knowledge is power! Thanks for sharing!

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TERRYT55 11/24/2012 7:04PM

    Yikes.......what an amazing fact! Makes me really want to be more careful of gaining and losing the same five pounds over and over!

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JACKIE542 11/24/2012 4:22PM

    Interesting, emoticon

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LIVELAUFLUV 11/24/2012 3:47PM

    Yikes! Looks like I have some work to do! Thanks for the info.

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JAZZEJR 11/24/2012 2:55PM

    Great to know we can undo the damage. Guess I'll leave all those Thanksgiving leftovers alone now.

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SKEEWEE2MEK 11/24/2012 2:27PM

    Thanks for the info! 7 miles...whoa! emoticon

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HEALTHYLADY12 11/24/2012 12:59PM

    Great info thanks.

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NESARIAN 11/24/2012 12:55PM

    Wowsa! Doing the math and horrified at what I am asking my heart to do because I have cravings. No wonder people report feeling energetic after losing weight This is so startling to me and a real AHA moment. Thank you for posting this information.

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SPIRALDOWN 11/24/2012 11:44AM

    That amazing i am sharing this with all my friends.

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*MADHU* 11/24/2012 11:38AM

    emoticon info....thanks for sharing!

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TKTMTA 11/24/2012 11:28AM

    emoticon good to know

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