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Impede

Slow down or make difficult

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Plaque

Unwanted substance that forms on the surface of the arteries

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Artery

One of the thick tubes that carry blood from the heart to other parts of the body

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Clog

Cause something to become blocked

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Cholesterol

Fatty substance found in the body tissue and blood of all animals

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Stroke

Sudden change in the blood supply to the brain causing loss of function pf part of the body

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Nutritious

Containing substances that your body needs to stay healthy

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Pose a danger

Cause a problem

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Fiber

Substance in foods such as fruit, vegetables and brown bread, which travels through the body as waste

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Lentils

Very small dried beans that are cooked and eaten

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Oatmeal

Type of flour made from oats or a grain used to make porridge

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Porridge

A cooked breakfast cereal

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Cardiovascular

Relating to the heart and blood

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Diabetics

People suffering from diabetes, an illness in which the body cannot cope with glucose because it doesn't produce enough insulin

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Insulin

Hormone that controls the level of sugar in the body

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Sporty

Good at or keen on sports

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Intent on

Determined to

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Brisk

Quick and energetic

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Scored an own goal

Made things worse rather than better

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Moving the goalposts

Changing the rules

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Level playing field

Fair situation

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Be in the running

Seriously considered

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Neck and neck

Level with each other and equally likely to win

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Skate around

Don't talk directly about

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Sailed through

Passes very easily