- One Glass of wine: Will immediately raise your level of HDL cholesterol that's the good kind by up to 20%. It also lowers LDL cholesterol that's the bad kind, and reduces blood clotting.
- Here's what one Double cheeseburger will do: It raises your risk of angina and inflames your arteries, according to a study done out of Columbia Hospital in New York. Even five hours later, your heart is at risk, especially if you physically exert yourself.
- After smoking just one cigarette, your heart rate rises by 7 to 12 beats a minute and your blood pressure goes up. And if you've kicked the habit, just one cigarette can get you started smoking again.
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