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Why do the Eskimos and the Japanese have a low chance of getting heart disease?

Because they eat very little fat compared to a western diet.

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Why do children and teenagers need fat?

They need fat for energy. ( they can get this from oily fish, cereals, meat and cheese.)

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Where do find fat in our diet.

Butter/margarine: used on Toast or when cooking,
Oil: used for frying, dipping, salad dressings,
Lard: used for baking and frying,
Ghee: used in Indian and other Asian food.

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What are the factors that contribute to heart disease?

Diet
Being overweight
Lack of exercise
Smoking

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What can one do to reduce the risk of developing heart disease?

Eat a healthy diet e.g. Avoid saturated fats,
Get exercise regularly,
Reduce stress.