Atherosclerosis

Sedentary lifestyle

Sedentary lifestyle Physical activity reduces the risk of developing conditions such as osteoporosis, cardiovascular disease, colon cancer, obesity, and diabetes. Furthermore, exercise helps control body weight, decreases blood pressure, increases good cholesterol and decreases triglycerides. It strengthens muscles and helps with digestion.

Excess weight

Weight excessFor a number of years, the Body Mass Index (BMI) has been used to evaluate excess body weight. This index is calculated using the following formula: weight in kilograms/height in meters.

Cholesterol

CholesterolCholesterol is present in our organism. It is essential for the production of certain hormones and it is a constituent of cell walls. Part of our cholesterol comes directly from our diet and the rest is produced by the liver.

So, your cholesterol level is influenced by what you eat.

Interactive fresco

A useful tool: the wall chart

In order to liven up the health provider-patient interview, the Geneva University Hospitals has created a wall chart aimed at informing and increasing patient’s awareness of cardiovascular risk factors.

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